Fun Facts & Trivia About the Year 2003

Updated on September 11, 2018
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Gregory DeVictor is a trivia enthusiast who loves to write articles on American nostalgia.

What happened back in 2003, both in America and abroad? On the domestic front, the space shuttle Columbia exploded over Texas, Apple launched iTunes, and President Bush signed the CAN-SPAM Act into law. Internet Explorer was a popular web browser, the cost of a Super Bowl ad was $2,100,000, and wearing frosted lip gloss and lace-up jeans was all the rage. Jessica Simpson and Brad Pitt were heartthrobs, “Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King” won 11 Oscars, and “newbie” was slang for an inexperienced person.

In 2003, Walmart was America’s biggest company, Beyblades and Bionicles were favorite Christmas gifts, and life expectancy was 77.5 years. Michael Jordan retired, Erika Harold was crowned Miss America, and Bob Hope died at 100.

Back in 2003, the Department of Homeland Security officially began operation, Starbucks had 7,225 locations worldwide, and the Florida Marlins won the World Series. CSI (CBS) was the most popular television show, sliders and fruit smoothies were crowd-pleasers, and popular baby names were Ethan and Emily.

In 2003, U.S. unemployment was 6.0%, inflation was at a 37-year low, and the average cost of new house was $246,300.00. The average college graduate had $18,630 in student loan debt, LinkedIn was launched, and "In Da Club" was number one on the charts for two months.

Back in 2003, landlines were quickly becoming obsolete, Microsoft released the final edition of FrontPage, and cantaloupes were 99 cents each. California governor Gray Davis was ousted in a recall vote, President Bush eliminated steel tariffs, and a wide-scale power blackout occurred in the northeast U.S. and Canada.

On the international stage, the U.S. and Great Britain declared war on Iraq, both Britain and France sweltered in record heat, the Concorde made its last commercial flight, and Beijing closed all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.

Whether you’re a millennial, a 50-something, or a baby boomer, this article teaches you fun facts and info about 2003.

Table of Contents

For your convenience, I have divided this article into the following categories:

  1. The Cost of 47 Retail Items in 2003

  2. Major News Events

  3. Major Sports News

  4. Miscellaneous Fun Facts & Trivia

  5. Bestselling Books from Publishers Weekly & Amazon

  6. 10 Most Popular Movies

  7. 2003/2004’s Most Popular Television Shows (according to Nielsen)

  8. Biggest Pop Artists

  9. Number One Hits

  10. Heartthrobs & Hunks

  11. Famous People Who Died in 2003

  12. Popular Foods & Beverages

  13. America’s Biggest Companies

  14. Retailers from 2003 That No Longer Exist

  15. Companies Established

Apple launched iTunes in 2003.
Apple launched iTunes in 2003.

The Cost of 47 Retail Items in 2003

This information has been made available courtesy of the Morris County Library in Whippany, NJ:

Automobiles (new):

  1. Ford Ranger - $8,995.00

  2. Honda Accord LX Sedan - $18,665.00

  3. Mazda Protege CX Sedan - $11,495.00

Automobiles (used):

  1. 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier - $9,990.00

  2. 1997 Cadillac Seville - $15,500.00

  3. 1990 Toyota Camry - $15,500.00

Clothing:

  1. Juniors tee shirts (brand not specified) - $12.99 each

  2. Men’s sport shirts (Alfi) - $14.99 apiece

  3. Men’s tee shirts (Hanes) - 2.99 each

  4. Sneakers (Easy Spirit) - $39.99-$69.99 a pair

  5. Women’s bathing suits (Macy’s) - $10.00-$61.00 apiece

  6. Women’s blouses and slacks (Charter Club) - $12.99-$39.99 each

  7. Women’s spring and summer suits (brand not specified) - $79.99-$99.99 apiece

Food & beverages:

  1. Beef (London broil) - $1.99 per pound

  2. Blueberries - $1.99 per pint

  3. Cantaloupes - 99 cents each

  4. Cherries (Washington state) - $1.99 per pound

  5. Coffee (Chock Full O’Nuts) - $3.99 for a 30-ounce can

  6. English muffins (Thomas) - $1.99 per 12-pack

  7. Fish (Atlantic salmon steak) - $3.99 per pound

  8. Ham (Boar’s Head deluxe) - $5.99 per pound

  9. Iced tea mix (brand not specified) - $2.99 for a 24-ounce container

  10. Ketchup (Heinz) - 99 cents for a 24-ounce bottle

  11. Mayonnaise (Hellman’s) - $1.99 for a 32-ounce jar

  12. Peaches - 99 cents per pound

  13. Soda (Pepsi) - $2.50 for a 12-pack of 12-ounce cans

  14. Strawberries - $5.00 for a two-pound container

  15. Tuna (Bumblebee solid white) - 99 cents for a six-ounce can

  16. Turkey breast (Pilgrim’s Pride) - $2.99 per pound

  17. Yogurt (Dannon) - $4.99 for 12 containers

Furniture:

  1. Bed (Grove Park, queen-size) - $799.00

  2. Carpet (textured loop) - $1.19 per square foot

  3. Chair set (Bassett) - $999.00

  4. Cocktail table (Bassett) - $299.00

  5. Sofa (Bassett) - $799.00

Lawn & garden equipment:

  1. Grill (Char Broil, 40,000 BTU, gas) - $249.00

  2. Hose (“Roll-a-Hose”) - $15.79

  3. Lawn mower (Toro, 16 HP) - $1,899.00

Household goods:

  1. Air conditioner (GoldStar, 5,200 BTU) - $85.00

  2. Bed linens (“Bed in a Bag” complete set) - $39.98

  3. Freezer (GE, seven cubic feet) - $169.97

  4. Fruit jars (Mason, quart-size) - 88 cents each

  5. Laundry soap (Tide Liquid) - $5.99 for a 100-ounce container

  6. Microwave (GE Spacesaver, nine cubic feet) - $349.00

  7. Paint (American Tradition) - $13.97 per gallon

  8. Paper towels (Bounty) - $7.99 per 12-roll pack

  9. Refrigerator (Frigidaire, 20.5-cubic feet) - $499.97

Sliders were a crowd-pleaser in 2003.
Sliders were a crowd-pleaser in 2003.

Major News Events

Domestic:

  1. The U.S. population was 291 million.

  2. George W. Bush was President and Richard Cheney was Vice-President.

  3. Federal spending was $2,158 billion.

  4. The Federal debt was $6,783 billion.

  5. Unemployment was 6.0%.

  6. U.S. interest rates were at a 45-year low of 1%.

  7. Inflation was at a 37-year low of 1.3%.

  8. The average cost of new house was $246,300.00.

  9. The average median income was $45,016.00.

  10. The cost of a first-class stamp was $0.37.

  11. A gallon of gas cost $1.83.

  12. On January 24, the Department of Homeland Security began operation. Both the U.S. Customs Service and the U.S. Secret Service were moved to the newly-formed department.

  13. On February 1, the space shuttle Columbia exploded over Texas and killed all seven astronauts aboard.

  14. On March 3, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that information and pictures about sex offenders could be posted online.

  15. In May, Apple launched iTunes and sold one million songs during the first week. Apple CEO Steve Jobs observed: “In less than one week we’ve broken every record and [have] become the largest online music company in the world. Apple has created the first complete solution for the digital music age--you can purchase your favorite music online at the iTunes Music Store, mix your favorite tracks into playlists with iTunes, and take your entire music collection with you everywhere with the super-slim new iPods.”

  16. On May 1, President Bush announced that major combat in Iraq was over.

  17. During the period May 4-10, 393 tornadoes were reported in 19 states in the Great Plains, Midwest, and Mid-South.

  18. On May 28, President Bush signed the third-largest tax cut package in U.S. history.

  19. On June 27, the national “Do Not Call List” began operation. It provided American consumers with an opportunity to limit telemarketing calls.

  20. In August, Toyota overtook Chrysler for the number three spot in U.S. car sales.

  21. On August 14, a wide-scale power blackout occurred in the northeast U.S. and Canada that affected over 50 million people.

  22. On August 29, the “pizza bomber” bank robbery--one of the most bizarre bank heists in U.S. history--unfolded on upper Peach Street in Erie, PA. A pizza delivery man identified as Brian Wells robbed a PNC bank with a bomb strapped to him. Before the bomb detonated and killed him instantly, Wells told authorities that “a group of people accosted him and forced him to carry out the robbery.”

  23. In September, Hurricane Isabel left six million people in the U.S. without power.

  24. On September 8, the music industry began to sue “swappers.” According to Money.CNN.com, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) “filed 261 lawsuits against people it claims have illegally downloaded and distributed copyrighted music, stepping up its attack against online music piracy.”

  25. On October 7, Democratic California governor Gray Davis was ousted in a recall vote. Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected in his place.

  26. On October 15, a Staten Island ferry collided with a pier at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, killing 11 people and injuring 43.

  27. On October 26, the Cedar Fire--the second-largest fire in Californian history--killed 15 people, consumed 250,000 acres, and destroyed over 2,000 homes in the San Diego area.

  28. On November 5, the Bush administration signed legislation for post-war reconstruction of Iraq.

  29. On December 4, President Bush eliminated steel tariffs.

International:

  1. In his State of the Union address on January 28, President Bush announced that he was ready to attack Iraq.

  2. On February 17, London’s “congestion charging scheme” was implemented and required motorists to pay a fiver to enter the city centre. According to BBC News, “The scheme designed to alleviate traffic gridlock in London is the most ambitious ever undertaken by a capital city and its success is being watched closely by cities across the UK.”

  3. On March 19, the United States and Great Britain launched a war against Iraq.

  4. On April 9, Baghdad fell to U.S. troops.

  5. On April 23, Beijing closed all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a viral disease that was first reported in Asia in February 2003.

  6. On May 1, the United States announced an end to combat operations in Iraq.

  7. On July 5, SARS was declared "contained" by the WHO.

  8. On July 30, the last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the production line in Puebla, Mexico.

  9. In August, Britain sweltered in record heat. The highest temperature ever registered in the UK--38.5°C (101.3°F)--was recorded in Gravesend, Kent. BBC News reported that “Britain's hottest day since records began in 1875 came at the end of a fortnight of weather more normally associated with southern Europe. The previous high of 37.1C 98.8F was topped first at Heathrow with 37.9C 100.2F and then trounced at Gravesend with 38.1C 100.6F.”

  10. France also suffered a heat wave in August when temperatures soared as high as 104°F and killed nearly 5,000 people.

  11. On August 11, NATO took over command of the peacekeeping forces in Afghanistan.

  12. On August 19, a suicide bombing destroyed the UN headquarters in Baghdad.

  13. On September 14, Sweden rejected adopting the Euro in a referendum.

  14. On September 14, Estonia approved joining the European Union in a referendum.

  15. On November 26, the Concorde made its last commercial flight.

  16. On December 12, Paul Martin replaced Jean Chrétien as Prime Minister of Canada.

  17. On December 13, Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq, is captured by U.S. forces.

Major Sports News

World Series Champions - Florida Marlins

Super Bowl XXXVII Champions - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NBA Champions - San Antonio Spurs

Stanley Cup Champs - New Jersey Devils

NCAA Basketball Champions - Syracuse

NCAA Football Champions - USC

U.S. Open Golf - Jim Furyk

U.S. Tennis (men/women) - Andy Roddick/Kim Clijsters

Wimbledon (men/women) - Roger Federer/Serena Williams

Kentucky Derby - Funny Cide

LinkedIn was launched in 2003.
LinkedIn was launched in 2003.

Miscellaneous Fun Facts & Trivia

  1. 5-hour Energy was introduced into the marketplace.
  2. Basketball legend Michael Jordan retired. He played for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards for 15 seasons.
  3. Popular baby names were Jacob, Aiden, Ethan, Matthew, Emily, Emma, Madison, and Hannah.
  4. Favorite Christmas gifts included Barbie as Supergirl, Barbie as Wonder Woman, Beyblades, Bionicle, Game Boy Advance SP, and Yu-Gi-Oh.
  5. Popular video games were Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, Enter the Matrix, and Call of Duty.
  6. Erika Harold (Illinois) was crowned Miss America.
  7. Susie Castillo (Massachusetts) was crowned Miss USA.
  8. Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” was the American soldier.
  9. The cost of a Super Bowl ad was $2,100,000.
  10. What were some of the fashion trends in 2003? Wearing airbrushed shirts, all denim everything, butterfly clips, frosted lip gloss, halter tops, jeans with no back pockets, lace-up jeans, low-rise jeans, popcorn shirts, rhinestones, studded belts, tattoo choker necklaces, and trucker hats.
  11. Alphabet blocks and checkers were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.
  12. “Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King” won 11 Oscars.
  13. The following films were added to the National Film Registry: “Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman” (released in 1974), “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (released in 1969), “Medium Cool” (released in 1969), “Naughty Marietta” (released in 1935), “Patton” (released in 1970), “Tarzan and His Mate” (released in 1934, “The Wedding March” (released in 1928), “Young Frankenstein” (released in 1974), and “Young Mr. Lincoln” (released in 1939).
  14. The Broadway musical “Avenue Q” opened on July 31, 2003 and closed on September 13, 2009.
  15. “Newbie” was slang for someone who is inexperienced.
  16. Microsoft released FrontPage 2003, which was the last edition of the website creation software. FrontPage was part of Microsoft Office Suite from 1997 to 2003.
  17. On January 25, the SQL Slammer worm spread across the Internet and dramatically slowed down web traffic. According to ComputerHope.com, SQL Slammer became the fastest spreading worm in history after infecting hundreds of thousands of computers in less than three hours.
  18. On May 5, Internet website LinkedIn was launched.
  19. On May 27, WordPress was released.
  20. On June 30, the Safari web browser was launched.
  21. In October, Adobe Photoshop CS (8.0) was released.
  22. On December 16, President Bush signed The Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act into law. According to George W. Bush’s Fact Sheet, CAN-SPAM established “a framework of administrative, civil, and criminal tools to help America's consumers, businesses, and families combat unsolicited commercial e-mail, known as spam.”
  23. Popular web browsers in 2003 included Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Opera, and Mozilla Navigator. (Mozilla Firefox was not released until 2004.)
  24. Social bookmarking site Del.icio.us was launched.
  25. Lulu, an online print-on-demand and self-publishing platform, was founded.
  26. Skype, a communication platform that can be used between computers, tablets, and mobile devices, was launched.
  27. Tesla Motors, an American company that designs and manufactures electric cars, was founded.
  28. Thriftbooks, a web-based, used-book retailer, went online.
  29. Warner Music Group was launched. Ranker.com tells us that Warner Music is the “largest American-owned music conglomerate,” and is the third largest recording company in the global music industry.
  30. Courtesy of AmericanDialect.org and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, here are 12 words that were newly-popular in 2003:

Flexitarian - “a vegetarian who occasionally eats meat”

Freegan - “a person who eats only free food”

McJob - "a low-paying job that requires little skill and provides little opportunity for advancement”

Metrosexual - “a fashion-conscious heterosexual male”

Mouseburger - “a plain, bland, nondescript person, usually female”

Must-buy - a “product strongly recommended to buy”

Must-have - “an essential or highly desirable item”

Must-read - “a piece of writing that should or must be read”

Must-see - “a place, event, or entertainment that is highly recommended as worth seeing.”

Muzzy - unable to think clearly

Muzzy-headed - unable to think clearly

SARS - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, a viral disease that was first reported in Asia in February 2003.

In 2003, landlines were quickly becoming obsolete.
In 2003, landlines were quickly becoming obsolete.

Bestselling Books from Publishers Weekly & Amazon

Here were the 12 bestselling books from Publishers Weekly:

  1. The Savage Nation by Michael Savage

  2. What Should I Do With My Life? by Po Bronson

  3. The Devil In the White City by Erik Larson

  4. Leap of Faith by Queen Noor

  5. An Unfinished Life by Robert Dallek

  6. Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton

  7. Kate Remembered by Scott A. Berg

  8. Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them) by Al Franken

  9. Who's Looking Out For You? by Bill O'Reilly

  10. Dude, Where's My Country? by Michael Moore

  11. A Royal Duty by Paul Burrell

  12. I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story by Rick Bragg

Here were Amazon’s 10 best sellers:

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

  2. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

  3. The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston

  4. Good to Great by Jim Collins

  5. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

  6. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken

  7. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

  8. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

  9. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

  10. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy

10 Most Popular Movies

This information has been made available courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo.com:

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

  2. Finding Nemo

  3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

  4. The Matrix Reloaded

  5. Bruce Almighty

  6. X2: X-Men United

  7. Elf

  8. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

  9. The Matrix Revolutions

  10. Cheaper By The Dozen

"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" was the most popular film of 2003. It also won 11 Oscars including Best Picture.
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" was the most popular film of 2003. It also won 11 Oscars including Best Picture.

2003/2004’s Most Popular Television Shows (according to Nielsen)

  1. CSI (CBS)

  2. American Idol (FOX)

  3. Friends (NBC)

  4. The Apprentice (NBC)

  5. ER (NBC)

  6. Survivor (CBS)

  7. CSI: Miami (CBS)

  8. Monday Night Football (ABC)

  9. Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)

  10. Without a Trace (CBS)

Biggest Pop Artists

This information has been made available courtesy of Pop-Culture.us:

Ashanti, Beyonce, Busta Rhymes, Chingy, Christina Aguilera, Clay Aiken, Evanescence, 50 Cent, Fabolous, Jason Mraz, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Kid Rock, Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz, Lil Kim, Ludacris, Maroon 5, Nelly, Outkast, P. Diddy, Pharrell, Pink, R. Kelly, Sean Paul, Snoop Dogg, 3 Doors Down, and Ying Yang Twins

Number One Hits for the Year

This information has been made available courtesy of Pop-Culture.us:

  • November 9, 2002 - January 31, 2003: Eminem - Lose Yourself
  • February 1, 2003 - February 7, 2003: B2K featuring P. Diddy - Bump, Bump, Bump
  • February 8, 2003 - March 7, 2003: Jennifer Lopez featuring LL Cool J - All I Have
  • March 8, 2003 - May 9, 2003: 50 Cent - In Da Club
  • May 10, 2003 - May 30, 2003: Sean Paul - Get Busy
  • May 31, 2003 - June 27, 2003: 50 Cent featuring Nate Dogg - 21 Questions
  • June 28, 2003 - July 11, 2003: Clay Aiken - This Is the Night
  • July 12, 2003 - September 5, 2003: Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z - Crazy in Love
  • September 6, 2003 - October 3, 2003: Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee - Shake Ya Tailfeather
  • October 4, 2003 - December 5, 2003: Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul - Baby Boy
  • December 6, 2003 - December 12, 2003: Ludacris featuring Shawnna - Stand Up
  • December 13, 2003 - February 13, 2004: Outkast - Hey Ya!

Planters Cheez Balls were another crowd-pleaser in 2003.
Planters Cheez Balls were another crowd-pleaser in 2003.

Heartthrobs & Hunks

Heartthrobs included Christina Aguilera, Pamela Anderson, Tyra Banks, Drew Barrymore, Monica Bellucci, Halle Berry, Brooke Burke, Brooke Burns, Kelly Clarkson, Penélope Cruz, Elisha Cuthbert, Carmen Electra, Jennifer Garner, Katie Holmes, Kelly Hu, Kate Hudson, Angelina Jolie, Heidi Klum, Kristin Kreuk, Lucy Liu, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Brittany Murphy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jaime Pressly, Tara Reid, Denise Richards, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio, Jessica Simpson, Molly Sims, Britney Spears, Julia Stiles, Naomi Watts, and Reese Witherspoon.

Hunks included Brad Pitt, Hugh Grant, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp, and Justin Timberlake.

Famous People Who Died in 2003

  • Robert Atkins - Cardiologist who implemented the low-carbohydrate Atkins diet

  • Johnny Cash - Country music singer and songwriter

  • June Carter Cash - Country music singer and songwriter

  • Althea Gibson - Professional tennis player

  • Katharine Hepburn - Film, stage, and television actress

  • Gregory Hines - Actor

  • Al Hirschfeld - Graphic artist famous for his caricature of theatre personalities

  • Bob Hope - Legendary comedian

  • Elia Kazan - Theatre and film director

  • Daniel Patrick Moynihan - Politician and sociologist

  • Gregory Peck - Oscar-winning actor

  • George Plimpton - Writer, editor, and actor

  • Leni Riefenstahl - German documentary filmmaker

  • John Ritter - Actor

  • Fred Rogers - Host of the Emmy Award-winning children's show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

  • Carol Shields - Novelist and poet

  • Strom Thurmond - the longest-serving U.S. Senator in history

  • John Schlesinger - British film director

  • Sérgio Vieira de Mello - Brazilian diplomat

Popular Foods & Beverages

  1. Bacon

  2. Brown butter pasta

  3. Coffee and tea

  4. Creme brûlée

  5. Cupcakes and mini-cupcakes

  6. Favorite flavors back in 2003 included bacon, blueberry, cranberry, ginger, hibiscus, mint, pomegranate, and wasabi.

  7. Fruit smoothies

  8. Giant hunks of meat (from Atkins diet)

  9. Olive and truffle oils

  10. Planters Cheez Balls

  11. Sliders

  12. Superfruits such as pomegranates and blueberries

  13. Sushi

  14. Whole grains

Everybody Loves Raymond was a popular television show in 2003.
Everybody Loves Raymond was a popular television show in 2003.

America’s Biggest Companies

This information has been made available courtesy of Archive.Fortune.com:

  1. Walmart

  2. General Motors

  3. Exxon Mobil

  4. Ford Motor

  5. General Electric

  6. Citigroup

  7. Chevron Texaco

  8. IBM

  9. American International Group

  10. Verizon Communications

Retailers from 2003 That No Longer Exist

  1. Blockbuster Video

  2. Borders

  3. Circuit City

  4. Compaq Computers

  5. Concorde (supersonic passenger airliner)

  6. Discovery Channel Store

  7. eToys.com

  8. Ford Mercury

  9. Ford Saturn

  10. GM Oldsmobile

  11. GM Pontiac

  12. MSN Messenger

  13. Minolta

  14. Natural Wonders

  15. Polaroid

  16. Radio Shack

  17. Saab (Swedish automaker)

  18. Sam Goody

  19. Sharper Image

  20. Steve & Barry's

  21. Tower Records

  22. Waldenbooks

  23. Wang Laboratories

Companies Established

  1. Acer Records

  2. Almost Skateboards

  3. Chitika (search-targeted advertising company)

  4. Digital Chocolate (video game company)

  5. Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand

  6. Mobile Edge (laptop bag company)

  7. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (London-based travel publisher)

  8. Ready at Dawn (video game developer)

  9. Sugar Sugar, Inc. (confectionery manufacturer and retailer)

  10. True (online dating service)

  11. Voices.com (job-search website)

  12. WingStreet (restaurant chain specializing in chicken)

Skype was launched in 2003. It keeps the world talking by enabling video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, and the Xbox.
Skype was launched in 2003. It keeps the world talking by enabling video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, and the Xbox.

Questions & Answers

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        Gregory DeVictor 

        2 months ago from Squirrel Hill, PA

        Mary, thank you for the comment. It’s incredible how many events take place in a year.

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        Mary Norton 

        2 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        Again, another interesting year. You made me think of what were the events that made my 2003. It is fascinating to look back and see how fast the changes are. No turning back.

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