Monday June 23, 2003: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 6/23/2003, UK date format: 23/6/2003

June 23rd, 2003 was the 174th day of the year 2003 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Cancer. The day of the week was Monday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Princesa María de Borbón de las Carolina Dos Sicilias .

The number one song in US was This Is The Night by Clay Aiken. Bring Me To Life by Evanescence was #1 song in the UK.

The Bourne Identity, directed by Doug Liman, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2003 while The Teammates by David Halberstam was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Alienated. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior or Brave Shot.

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.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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June 23, 2003 Events

What happened on June 23, 2003?

Historical Events

  • The affirmative action principle in university admissions is upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court issued opinions in 'Grutter v. Bollinger and 'Gratz & Hamacher v. Bollinger, which are challenges to affirmative action admissions policies of the University of Michigan. The Court ruled that the University of Michigan Law School's admission policy, which took into account race on a case by case basis, was constitutional. The Court ruled that affirmative action admissions for undergraduate students were constitutional in 'Gratz.
  • A 10-month-old baby girl from Peekskill, New York survives a seven-story fall. Willie Williams, her father, transports her to the hospital. She is treated for bruises, cuts and then Mr. Williams is arrested on attempted murder charges.
  • Human Rights Watch demands an investigation into the alleged involvement of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in the massacres of civilians in the Palestinian refugee camp of Sabra and Shatilla.
  • Human Rights Watch is calling for an investigation into the alleged involvement of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in the massacres of civilians in Sabra and Shatila, mainly Palestinians and Lebanese Shiites.

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What happened on June 23 in history? Find out the list of June 23rd major events

What was 2003 famous for? Discover everything about 2003


June 23, 2003 Famous Birthdays

Other June 23rd famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If June 23, 2003 is your birthday you are 19 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on June 23.

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June 23, 2003 Famous Deaths

Other June 23rd famous deaths

  • French actor, writer, engineer, jazz musician and artist.

  • Indian politician, second son of Indira Gandhi and grandson Jawaharlal Naehru.

  • American scientist, immunologist and biologist.

  • American comedian and game show host (d. 2009).

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June 23, 2003 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Cancer personality

Who should a Cancer marry?

Babies born in June are either Gemini or Cancer. People born before June 20th are Gemini, while people born from June 21st have the sign of Cancer

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Chinese Zodiac

Goat chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Goat

Element: Water

Goat personality

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June 23, 2003 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was June 23, 2003?

The day of the week was Monday.

June 23rd marks the 173rd day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2003.

There are 191 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


June 23, 2003 Holidays and Observances

What is special on June 23, 2003?


  • J??i (L?go) - Latvia
  • The Happiest day of the year is June 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [4]
  • National holiday - Luxembourg
  • Midsummer's Eve, Christianized the eve of the feast of Saint John the Baptist, is celebrated in much of Northern Europe and the British Islands
  • Victory Day - Estonia
  • Father's Day - Poland


  • International Widows' Day
  • United Nations Public Service Day


  • Saint Jonas Day - Lithuania
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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - This Is The Night
  2. - Flying Without Wings
  3. - 21 Questions
  4. - Get Busyyoutube
  5. - Magic Stick

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Bring Me To Life
  2. - Ignition Remix
  3. - I Know What You Want
  4. - Say Goodbye / Love Ain't Gonna Wait For You
  5. - Fly On The Wings Of Love

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - So Gone
  2. - Superstar
  3. - Magic Stick
  4. - 21 Questions
  5. - Crazy In Love

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Tal Vez
  2. - Mariposa Traicionera
  3. - Para Que La Vida
  4. - Amame
  5. - Una Emocion Para Siempre

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Doug Liman

Starring: Franka Potente, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen

Country: United States of America

About Schmidt

About Schmidt

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Alexander Payne

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

Country: United States of America

Phone Booth

Phone Booth

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell

Country: United States of America

Roger Dodger

Roger Dodger

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Dylan Kidd

Starring: Campbell Scott, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabella Rossellini, Elizabeth Berkley

Country: United States of America

Veronica Guerin

Veronica Guerin

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Brenda Fricker, Ciarán Hinds

Country: United States of America

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Release year: 2003

Directed by: Brian Ackley



Release year: 2003

Directed by: Anurag Basu

Monster House

Monster House

Release year: 2003

Directed by: Gil Kenan

New Scandinavian Cooking

New Scandinavian Cooking

Release year: 2003

Starring: Andreas Viestad, Tina Nordström, Claus Meyer Nielsen

Country: Norway

Astro Boy

Astro Boy

Release year: 2003

Directed by: David Bowers

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The Teammates by David Halberstam

The Teammates


David Halberstam, who died six years ago, is still a respected journalist and an authority on American history and American life in the decades since WWII.

The Face by Dean Koontz

The Face


He is Hollywood's most famous star. His charisma has inspired the love of millions and hatred of one sinister soul. As a series of frightening "messages" enters his life, it is under attack.

A Patriot'S Handbook by Caroline Kennedy

A Patriot'S Handbook


Caroline Kennedy shares a collection of inspiring patriotic poems, song lyrics and speeches. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' Best-Loved Poems is a huge success and can still be found on the New York Times Bestsellers List.

Beyond Belief by Elaine Pagels

Beyond Belief


Elaine Pagels, the world-renowned religion scholar, continues her groundbreaking analysis of the earliest Christian texts in Beyond Belief. She argues for both an ongoing assessment and questioning of religious doctrine.

The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks

The Guardian


This riveting New York Times bestseller is a tale of romance, suspense and suspense that has an "edge-of your-seat conclusion" (Booklist). Julie Barenson was left two gifts by her young husband before she died: Singer, a Great Dane puppy and …

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior

Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior

Platform: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: THQ

Brave Shot

Brave Shot

Platform: Mobile phones

Genre: Brave Shot Scrolling shooter Brave Shot 2 Run and gun game

Publisher: Square Enix



Platform: Windows, Mac

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: CDV 1C Company Virtual Programming (OS X version)

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Enix

Age of Wanderer

Age of Wanderer

Platform: Windows

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: OSC


June 23, 2003 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Last Quarter

The moon phase for June 23, 2003 is Last Quarter.

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $36.83
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $19.30
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $26.14
  • General Electric GE: opens at $29.96
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $84.79

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 117.63 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.3588 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.324 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 135.83 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6923 GBP

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