Monday September 22, 2003

US date format: 9/22/2003, UK date format: 22/9/2003

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 22, 2003). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Shake Ya Tailfeather by Nelly. In UK Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas was in the top 5 hits. Tarzan, directed by Chris Buck, Kevin Lima, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Peep Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Colin McRae Rally 04 or Disney's Hide and Sneak.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 22, 2003?


  • Saint Emmeramus
  • Saint Florentius
  • In ancient Latvia, the first day of Mikeli, the Catching of Jumis.
  • In ancient Greece, the ninth and final day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates made offerings to the dead.
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  • David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.
  • A suicide attacker detonates a car bomb near United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, killing himself and an Iraqi guard and injuring at least 11 others. The attack came a month after a massive truck bomb devastated the complex and as the UN considers expanding its role in Iraq. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan states that personnel are assessing the situation following the attack.
  • 90% of the delegates elected to the November 15 convention of the Liberal Party of Canada support Paul Martin, thereby assuring that he will win the leadership of the party and thereby become Prime Minister of Canada after Jean Chrétien retires in February 2004.
  • The journal'' Science'' publishes an article on a jawbone of an early modern human found in 2002 near the entrance of the Peştera cu Oase (cave with bones) in the southwestern Carpathian Mountains in Romania. Radiocarbon dating places its age at between 34,000 and 36,000 years, making it the oldest fossil from an early modern human. The jawbone suggests interbreeding between modern humans and Neanderthals.

Famous Deaths

  • : English journalist and author (d. 2003).
  • Gordon Jump: American actor, primarily on television.


Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Directed by: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima

Starring: Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Brian Blessed, Glenn Close

Country: United States of America

Runaway Jury

Runaway Jury

Directed by: Gary Fleder

Starring: John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman

Cowboys & Angels

Cowboys & Angels

Directed by: David Gleeson

Starring: Michael Legge, Allen Leech, Amy Shiels, David Murray

Grumpy Old Men

Grumpy Old Men

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith



Directed by: Jon Favreau

Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of September 22, 2003?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Baby Boy
  2. - Frontin'
  3. - Get Low
  4. - Shake Ya Tailfeather
  5. - Right Thurr
  6. - Damn!
  7. - Into You
  8. - Thoia Thoing
  9. - P.I.M.P.
  10. - Stand Up

Top #1 Latin songs

  1. - Antes
Sport Games on September 22, 2003

Sport Games on September 22, 2003

Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Nurnberg - Greuther Furth : 1 - 1
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Liga I

Football (Portugal)
  • Belenenses - Guimaraes : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of September 22, 2003

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Peep Show

Peep Show

Written by:

Starring: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King, Olivia Colman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Wild Card

Wild Card

Directed by: Simon West

Deal or No Deal

Deal or No Deal



Directed by: Brian Ackley

Gharwali Uparwali Aur Sunny

Gharwali Uparwali Aur Sunny

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks

The Wedding


With The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and his other beloved novels, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks has given voice to our deepest beliefs about the power of love.

The Case For Israel by Alan Dershowitz

The Case For Israel


The Case for Israel is an ardent defense of Israel's rights, supported by indisputable evidence. Presents a passionate look at what Israel's accusers and detractors are saying about this war-torn country.Dershowitz

Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Living History


Author of the Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller What Happened The Phenomenal #1 Worldwide Bestseller—With a New Afterword Hillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code


PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other.

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right


Al Franken, "one of our savviest satirists" ( People), takes on the issues, the politicians, and the pundits in one of the most anticipated books of the year.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge

Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge

Platform: Xbox Xbox 360

Genre: Action, Arcade flight

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Colin McRae Rally 04

Colin McRae Rally 04

Platform: PlayStation 2 Xbox Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters

Densetsu no Stafy 2

Densetsu no Stafy 2

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Nintendo

Disney's Hide and Sneak

Disney's Hide and Sneak

Platform: Nintendo GameCube

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Capcom Disney Interactive

Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge

Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge

Platform: Game Boy Advance, Mobile phones

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: THQ InFusio (mobile)


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $36.65
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $22.18
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $29.39
  • General Electric GE: opens at $31.60
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $92.24

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 112.04 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.3432 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.3514 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 128.67 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6959 GBP

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