2003 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2003rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 3rd year of the 3rd millennium, the 3rd year of the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2000s decade.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King grossed more than $1.14 billion, making it the highest-grossing film in 2003 worldwide and in North America and the second-highest-grossing film up to that time. It was also the second film to surpass the billion-dollar milestone after Titanic in 1997. It currently ranks as the 24th-highest-grossing ...
February 12 – An invitation from the First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush, for some poets to attend a conference at the White House is postponed when one of them, Sam Hamill, organizes a "Po...February 15 – Anti-war protests occur in London. They are later used as the setting for Ian McEwan's 2005 novel Saturday.March – The University of Mosul library is damaged and looted during the Iraq War, but many volumes are removed for protection by staff.April 14 – The Iraq National Library and Archive is burned down during the Battle of Baghdad.
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1. Peter Ackroyd – The Clerkenwell Tales 2. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Purple Hibiscus 3. Mitch Albom – The Five People You Meet in Heaven 4. Monica Ali – Brick Lane 5. Martin Amis – Yellow Dog 6. Margaret Atwood – Oryx and Crake 7. Paul Auster – Oracle Night 8. Max Barry – Jennifer Government 9. Greg Bear – Darwin's Children 10. Frédéric Beigbeder – Windows on the World 11. Hilari Bell – Fall of a Kingdom 12. Thomas Berger – Best Friends 13. Giles Blunt – The Delicate Storm 14. Frank Brennan...
Children and young people
1. Atsuko Asano – No. 6(あさの あつこ) 2. Cressida Cowell – How to Train Your Dragon(first in the eponymous series of 16 books) 3. Elizabeth Laird – The Garbage King 4. Jim Murphy – An American Plague: the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 5. Jenny Nimmo – Charlie Bone and the Time Twister 6. Tyne O'Connell – Pulling Princes 7. J. K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 8. Lemony Snicket – The Slippery Slope 9. Dugald Steer (with Helen Ward, Wayne Anderso...
1. Jordi Galceran – El mètode Grönholm (The Grönholm method) 2. Richard Greenberg – The Violet Hour 3. David Hare – The Permanent Way 4. Kwame Kwei-Armah – Elmina's Kitchen 5. Lynn Nottage – Intimate Apparel 6. Mark O'Rowe – Crestfall 7. Abhi Subedi – Agniko KathaJanuary 5 – Jean Kerr, American author and playwright (born 1923)January 21 – Paul Haines, American-born Canadian poet and songwriter (born 1933)February 16 – Aleksandar Tišma, Serbian novelist (born 1924)February 26 – Quentin Keynes, English explorer, writer and filmmaker (born 1921)
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2003 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Beyond Good & Evil, Manhunt, Call of Duty, Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga, PlanetSide, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, True Crime: Streets of LA, and WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain.
Computer games continue to lose ground to console video games with a US sales drop of 14% in 2003. Total 2003 entertainment software sales in the United States grew slightly to US$7 billion; console sales increased to $5.8 billion and computer games accounted for the remaining $1.2 billion. ESA
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The following teams and drivers competed in the 2003 FIA Formula One World Championship. † All engines were required to have ten cylinders and an engine capacity not exceeding 3000 cc, and all were of V10configuration.
The 2003 FIA Formula One World Championship was contested over the following sixteen races: 1. The Belgian Grand Prix was dropped from the 2003 season because of the country's tobacco laws; several teams (Ferrari, McLaren, Renault, BAR and Jordan) were in violation of these laws due to their then sponsorship and certain clauses in their contracts. This was later rectified and F1 was allowed to return to Spa-Francorchamps in 2004.
Points were awarded to the top eight finishing drivers and constructors as follows:
World Drivers' Championship standings
†Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.