November 2003 calendar

November 2003

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 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.

But much more happened on November 2003: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2003?


  • 01 Nov 2003 Conflict between Israel and Palestine: A UN report has stated that Israel will annex large parts of Palestinian territory in Israel as a result the permits it plans to issue to Palestinians living near the wall. The Israeli West Bank barrier has been built inside the internationally recognised Green Line about 18,000 acres (73nbspkmampsupamp2amp/supamp) and cuts off the rest of the West Bank. It has been designated a "closed military zone".
  • 02 Nov 2003 Occupation in Iraq: Two US Chinook helicopters were hit by two surface to air missiles. One of them crashes near Fallujah on its way towards Baghdad. 16 soldiers are killed, and 20 are injured. An explosion damages an oil pipeline north of Baghdad, near Kirkuk.
  • 03 Nov 2003 Occupation in Iraq: The US Congress allocates the funds for rebuilding. This provision was strongly opposed by President Bush of the United States.
  • 04 Nov 2003 After initial research showing promising results against various types of cancer, the U.S. National Cancer Institute has funded human clinical trials to test experimental reovirus-based treatments.
  • 05 Nov 2003 Gary Ridgway, also known as the "Green River Killer", confesses to having murdered 48 women.
  • 06 Nov 2003 Temperatures are unseasonably high at 18 degrees Celsius in London Heathrow Airport
  • 07 Nov 2003 Occupation in Iraq
  • 08 Nov 2003 According to 'United Press International', Pakistan, a letter was sent to opposition members in Pakistan on military letterhead. It stated that Pervez Musharraf and his gang had imposed their will on the country.
  • 09 Nov 2003 Guatemalan election: Despite fears of violence, large numbers turn out to vote in the general election. Oscar Berger, ex-mayor of Guatemala City, receives 34%, while Alvaro Colom, center-left candidate, gets 26%. Former dictator Efrain Rios Montes comes in third with 19%. On December 28, a run-off vote will take place between Berger und Colom.
  • 10 Nov 2003 The World Trade Organization declared the United States' steel import tariffs incompatible with free trade. This opens the door for the European Union, which can impose punitive tariffs to goods of US origin.
  • 11 Nov 2003 The US Senate supports legislation that imposes sanctions on Syria. This bill allows President Obama to adjust sanctions based on Syria's cooperation.
  • 12 Nov 2003 Shanghai Transrapid establishes a new speed record for commercial railway systems (501 km/h (311 mph).
  • 13 Nov 2003 SCO v. IBM: SCO Group files subpoenas to Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman.
  • 14 Nov 2003 Astronomers Chad Trujillo and Michael E. Brown discover 90377 Sedna. This is a Trans-Neptunian object.
  • 15 Nov 2003 Two car bombs targeting two synagogues explode on the first day of 2003 Istanbul Bombings. This kills 25 and injures about 300. On November 20, additional bombings occur.
  • 16 Nov 2003 Only 38% of registered voters showed up to vote in the Serbian presidential election. Only 18% of registered voters voted for Tomislav Nikolic, 14% for Dragoljub Mizunovic, 4% to Velimir Ilic and 3% for any other candidates. The poll is invalidated if there is a lower than 50% turnout.
  • 17 Nov 2003 Lord Black of Crossharbour has been forced to resign his position as chief executive of the media empire. It may be sold.
  • 18 Nov 2003 In Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the state cannot deny civil marriage protections to individuals of the same sex.
  • 19 Nov 2003 The Canada-U.S. Power System Outage Task Force releases an interim report, citing a loss of situational awareness in FirstEnergy Corporation's control room as the primary cause and ampquotimmatureampquot monitoring software used at the Midwest Independent System Operator as a secondary cause.
  • 20 Nov 2003 The second day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings in Istanbul, Turkey occurs after the November 15th bombings. It destroys the Turkish head office at HSBC Bank AS as well as the British consulate.
  • 21 Nov 2003 After his controversial State Visit to Britain, President George W. Bush returns to the United States.
  • 22 Nov 2003 After weeks of protests and mass demonstrations against fraudulent elections, the Georgian Rose Revolution is over. President Eduard Shevardnadze steps down.
  • 23 Nov 2003 After weeks of protests and a series of failed elections, Eduard Shevardnadze, Georgia's president, has resigned.
  • 24 Nov 2003 It is illegal to use hand-held mobile phones while driving in the United Kingdom.
  • 25 Nov 2003 The annualized Q3 growth rate of the US gross domestic products exceeds 8%. This is the highest growth rate since the Reagan administration.
  • 26 Nov 2003 Concorde's final flight takes place over Bristol, England.
  • 27 Nov 2003 Scientists warn of a possible epidemic of influenza that is not only likely but also probable.
  • 28 Nov 2003 According to Science, the United States is not adequately prepared to deal with an influenza pandemic.
  • 29 Nov 2003 The USS Cole leaves Norfolk, Virginia on its first overseas deployment since being bombed in Yemen's port of Aden in 2000.
  • 30 Nov 2003 According to semi-official Anatolia news agency, 22 Syrian suspects were handed over to Turkey Sunday in connection to four suicide bombings that took place in Istanbul.
  • 15 Nov 2003 The first day of the 2003 Istanbul bombings, in which two car bombs, targeting two synagogues, explode, kill 25 people and wound 300 more.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in November 2003?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Baby Boy
  2. - Stand Up
  3. - Get Low
  4. - Holidae In
  5. - Hey Ya!youtube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Where Is The Love?
  2. - Be Faithful
  3. - I Believe In A Thing Called Love
  4. - Turn Me On
  5. - Sweet Dreams My LA Ex


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 2003?

Naughty Or Nice by Eric Jerome Dickey

Naughty Or Nice


The New York Times bestseller Eric Jerome Dickey spiced things up this winter with something hot. In Naughty or Nice Eric Jerome Dickey examines the lives and relationships of three sisters who each have their own man

Broken Music by Sting

Broken Music


I was a songwriter all my life. Condensing my thoughts and emotions into short rhymes and setting them to music is what made me a great songwriter. But, writing a book was something I never considered.

Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Living History


Author of the Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller "What Happened the Phenomenal #1 Worldwide BestselleraEUR".

Flyboys by James Bradley



This is the classic New York Times bestseller story of heroism, sacrifice, and bravery - by the author of Flags of Our Fathers and The Imperial Cruise.

A Royal Duty by Paul Burrell

A Royal Duty


The long-awaited book A ROYAL DUTY by Paul Burrell is now available. This was the man she confided in on all matters large and small.