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Movie history events from 2003

Animal-rights activists unleash monkeys infected with the Rage Virus; infection spreads to humans, becoming an epidemic as London is evacuated. (England) (28 Days Later)

Over the summer, David makes a video compilation titled Boner Jams '03. (Los Angeles, CA) (The 40 Year Old Virgin)

Kenny Bostick breaks the big year record by spotting 732 bird species. (The Big Year)

The Kimberley Process ensures the diamond industry only uses conflict-free diamonds. (South Africa) (Blood Diamond)

Paul Smecker fakes his death. Ottilio Panza's mugshot is taken. (The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day)

Samantha Newman, daughter of Donna and Michael Newman, is born. (New York City) (Click)

Jason and Cynthia get married. (Chicago, Illinois) (Couples Retreat)

Wannabe film maker Tommy Wiseau blunders his way into making one of the worst movies of all time. (Los Angeles, California ) (The Disaster Artist)

Peter Le Fleur and the patrons of his Average Joe gym win the ADAA Dodgeball championship. (Nevada) (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story)

Domino Harvey, in the employ of bail bondsman Claremont Williams and tutelege of legendary bounty hunter Ed Moseby, wins Bounty Hunter of the Year. (Los Angeles, Ca) (Domino)

Micky Ward retires from boxing. (The Fighter)

Darla, notorious for killing fish, receives a gimpy clown fish for a birthday present from her dentist uncle - unfortuately, the fish is lost down the drain. (Sydney, Australia) (Finding Nemo)

Nicholas Angel starts tending to a Peace Lily. (London, England) (Hot Fuzz)

Hulk is created (Hulk)

Police Inspector Lau, formerly a mole for a criminal organization, accidentally reveals his former criminal activities to the police as well as killing Superintendent Wing and non-fatally shooting himself, leaving himself mentally disabled. (Hong Kong, China) (Infernal Affairs III)

Dana Simms starts working for Google. (Mountain View, CA) (The Internship)

Marilyn Rexroth divorces her husband Rex Rexoth. He is represented in the divorce by ace divorce lawyer Miles Massey. Marilyn gets nothing in the divorce and plots her revenge against Miles. (Intolerable Cruelty)

The Bride awakes from a coma and then begins her revenge story. (Texas) (Kill Bill: Volume 1)

The Bride takes her revenge on those her tried to kill her. (Kill Bill: Volume 1)

Season 2003 (Allenville Penitentiary, Texas) (The Longest Yard)

Kevin and Benny become friends. (Lottery Ticket)

Huck Cheever competes in the No-limit Texas Hold-em tournament in the World Series of Poker. (Las Vegas, NV) (Lucky You)

Regina breaks up with Aaron Samuels in summer to be with Shane Oman. (Evanston, Illinois) (Mean Girls)

Jack Harris meets porn star Audrey Dawns and has a strained relationship with his wife. (Middle Men)

Country music mogul Irving Steinbloom dies. (A Mighty Wind)

Pyrophobic mortician Gerald Tovar Jr. starts letting corpses pile up. (Night of the Living Dead 3D)

Barbara Covett visits France with her friend and colleague Jennifer Dodd. (Paris) (Notes on a Scandal)

Willie Bank wins his first Five Diamond award for his hotel. (Ocean's Thirteen)

Douglas Chapman is born. (Quebec, Canada) (Offspring)

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Frank Castle is "buried" after he was apparently slain, along with his family, by the assassins of crimelord Walter Saint. (Tampa, Fl) (The Punisher)

Jed Ekert joins the U.S. Marines after his mother dies. (Red Dawn)

David Loveless is born. (RoboCop)

Kevin Edwards is born. (RoboCop)

Rocky and Paulie go to the cemetery a year after Adrian's death. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (Rocky Balboa)

Martin Gary starts working for Sturdy Wings. (Los Angeles, CA) (Role Models)

The Wood vs. Vicksburg case. (New Orleans, Louisianna) (Runaway Jury)

Jeff's son, Dylan, is killed by a drunk driver named Timothy Young. The only witness, Danica Scott, flees the scene. (Saw III)

Judge Halden sentences Timothy Young to six months in prison. Jeff swears revenge on those he believes responsible for his son's death. (Saw III)

A man scouts for a league. (British Columbia, Canada) (Taking Lives)

Marcus signs his body over to Cyberdyne Systems before getting lethal injections. (Longview State Correctional Facility) (Terminator Salvation)

Erin tells her story of what happened to her and a few friends back in 1973. (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

Andrew Marek and friends travel to 14th century France to rescue Professor Edward Johnston. (Castleguard France) (Timeline)

The Beagle 2 Mars rover lands on Mars and is destroyed by a massive humanoid robot; the video transmission is classified "Top Secret" and a cover story about the lander crashing is concocted. (Mars) (Transformers)

George W Bush announces the new war in Iraq. (W.)

Thin Film acquires 10% of the market. (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)

Selina and Steven Price get divorced. (UK) (The World's End)

Warren Worthington III tries cutting off his angel wings but is discovered by his father. (X-Men 3)

Scientists with HGP publish the first complete map of the human genome. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

January: Ron dies at work. A week after his funeral, Bob Wilton's wife Deborah leaves him for his editor. (Ann Arbor, Michigan) (The Men Who Stare at Goats)

January: Claire becomes manager of her bank. (Boston, MA) (The Town)

January: Claire Keesey begins working at a bank. (Boston, Massachusetts) (The Town)

Wednesday 1st January: Dre Parker's height is measured on New Year's Day. (Detroit, MI) (The Karate Kid)

Saturday 18th January: Mark Davis' brother commits suicide. (Springwood, Ohio) (Freddy Vs. Jason)

Saturday 18th January: Crime boss Lupino is interviewed about the drug Valkyr. (Max Payne)

Friday 24th January: Julie Powell breaks down in tears at the prospect of cooking with aspics. (Julie & Julia)

Friday 31st January: Kimberly Corman has a vision of a horrid pile-up, saving the lives of 9 people. (Final Destination 2)

February: Dwight Stifler has a sexual experience that involves a breath mint and writes about it in the book. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Wednesday 5th February: Julie Powell has a row with her husband after a famous book editor fails to make it to dinner, after Julie has made two boeuf bourgignons. (Julie & Julia)

Thursday 6th February: Henri Bissonette goes missing on a Thursday. (Taking Lives)

Friday 7th February: Oskar looks for a special item. (New York City) (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)

Saturday 8th February: Oskar goes to Central Park at 9 AM. (New York City) (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)

Saturday 8th February: Martin Asher kills Henri Bissonette and takes his identity. (Taking Lives)

Sunday 9th February: Oskar has a free day. (New York City) (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)

Friday 14th February: Dwight Stifler returns the book. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Friday 14th February: Valentine's Day (New York City) (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)

Saturday 15th February: Oskar does Tae Kwon Do from 9:30 to 10:30. (New York City) (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)

Friday 21st February: Oskar planned something for this date. (New York City) (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)

Saturday 22nd February: Oskar goes to the museum at 10 AM for a rock lecture. (New York City) (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)

March: A date on the Museum of Natural History's website. (Catwoman)

March: Lyn Cassady gets a vision from Bill Django telling him to go on a mission. (The Men Who Stare at Goats)

Saturday 1st March: Oskar Schell lies to his mom about going to the comic convention. Instead, he meets Abby Black. (New York City) (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)

Tuesday 18th March: Paul Lindstrom, father of Gus and Lars, dies at 59. (Lars and the Real Girl)

Wednesday 19th March: The United States of America invades Iraq because it believes Saddam Hussein is in possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction. However, none is found. (Baghdad, Iraq) (Green Zone)

Saturday 22nd March: A date in Bob Wilton's passport. (The Men Who Stare at Goats)

Sunday 23rd March: A date in Bob Wilton's passport. (The Men Who Stare at Goats)

Sunday 30th March: Samuel M. Barrat gets his ID picture taken. (Hatchet)

April: A date on the Museum of Natural History's website. (Catwoman)

Friday 4th April: Bob Wilton starts waiting for permission to go into Iraq. (Kuwait) (The Men Who Stare at Goats)

Sunday 6th April: Dre Parker's height is measured. (Detroit, MI) (The Karate Kid)

Monday 14th April: Jason Bourne's passport in which he uses the name Nicolas expires. (The Bourne Identity)

Friday 18th April: Jason Bourne's Russian passport expires. (The Bourne Identity)

Friday 18th April: Paul Kay Canadian ID expires. (The Bourne Identity)

Friday 25th April: Aron Ralston prepares for a day of canyoneering. (127 Hours)

Saturday 26th April: In the morning, Aron meets two hikers named Kristi and Megan. Around 3 PM, he gets stuck in a narrow passage when a boulder traps his arm. (Blue John Canyon, Utah) (127 Hours)

Sunday 27th April: Aron video records a message to his parents. (Blue John Canyon, Utah) (127 Hours)

Monday 28th April: Aron talks about the raven he sees in the morning into his video camera. (Blue John Canyon, Utah) (127 Hours)

Monday 28th April: Samantha Blackwell dies. (The Reaping)

Tuesday 29th April: In the morning, Aron pretends that he's on a radio show. (Blue John Canyon, Utah) (127 Hours)

Wednesday 30th April: Aron realizes that he chose to be alone. (Blue John Canyon, Utah) (127 Hours)

May: Bob Wilton meets Lyn Cassady and goes on a mission with him. (Kuwait) (The Men Who Stare at Goats)

Thursday 1st May: Aron Ralston amputates his arm and gets out of the narrow passage. He finds hikers who help him. (Blue John Canyon, Utah) (127 Hours)

Monday 12th May: The Bride tries to kill Budd but is buried in a coffin. Elle Driver kills Budd and is then killed by the Bride, who has escaped the coffin. (Texas) (Kill Bill: Volume 2)

Thursday 15th May: The Matrix Reloaded is released. (Funny People)

Saturday 17th May: As of sometime in 1991, this is the next opening available to obtain a permit to paddle down the Colorado River. (Into the Wild)

Monday 19th May: Bob Wilton sees that the only part of his story that makes it on the news is the fact that soldiers have been forced to listen to the "I Love You" song, which is taken by people as a joke. (Ann Arbor, Michigan) (The Men Who Stare at Goats)

Friday 23rd May: Dre Parker's height is measured. (Detroit, MI) (The Karate Kid)

June: After graduating from college, Jim proposes to Michelle. (American Wedding)

Friday 13th June: Gigantic monolith found in orbit near Jupiter's moon Io. (2001: A Space Odyssey)

Monday 16th June: Doug MacRay and his friends rob the bank in which Claire Keesey works. (Boston, MA) (The Town)

Friday 27th June: Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is released. (United States) (Superbad)

July: Jesse and Celine reunite on the last stop of Jesse's book tour, for his book on his night in Vienna with her 9 years previously. (Paris) (Before Sunset)

Friday 4th July: Linda Schell and her son Oskar meet construction workers around this time. (New York City) (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)

Saturday 5th July: Ted and John get in trouble for stealing marijuana before a Foo Fighters concert. (Boston, Massachusetts) (Ted 2)

Monday 14th July: Valerie Plame receives the Washington Post from her husband, Joe Wilson and reads that she has been exposed as an operative for the C.I.A. (Palisades, Washington, D.C. ) (Fair Game)

Saturday 19th July: Steve Stifler crashes Jim and Michelle's engagement party. (American Wedding)

Tuesday 29th July: Jim tells Michelle that he's having trouble writing his wedding vows. (American Wedding)

Thursday 31st July: A bachelor party goes wrong and Stifler blames Finch to make himself look good in front of Michelle and Cadence's parents. (American Wedding)

August: Myspace is launched. (Funny People)

Friday 1st August: Jim shaves his pubic region. Stifler takes the wedding ring out of dog faeces, eats the faeces, and later causes the death of flowers for the wedding. He tries to repair the damage. (American Wedding)

Saturday 2nd August: Stifler accidentally has sex with Jim's grandma when he mistakes her for Cadence. Jim Levenstein and Michelle Flaherty get married. Finch and Stifler's mom go to a hotel room. Justin and John watch them in the bath tub. (American Wedding)

Tuesday 12th August: Julia Powell bones a duck, cooking the 500th and final recipe from Julia Child's cookbook. (Julie & Julia)

Saturday 16th August: Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dies. (Saudi Arabia) (The Last King of Scotland)

Saturday 23rd August: Surveillance of Major Bennett Marco. (The Manchurian Candidate)

Sunday 24th August: Macgruber's passport is issued. (MacGruber)

Tuesday 26th August: Dre Parker's height is measured. (Detroit, MI) (The Karate Kid)

September: Lou Dorchen, founder of Lougle, appears on the cover of a magazine. (Hot Tub Time Machine 2)

September: Cady Heron starts going to North Shore High School. (Evanston, Illinois) (Mean Girls)

Friday 5th September: Frank Castle steals Livia Saint's car & uses her cell phone to get Quentin Glass to the Wyndam Hotel. He then parks her car in a no parking zone in front of the hotel, where she receives a ticket. He then replaces the car before she knows it's missing. (Tampa, Fl) (The Punisher)

Friday 12th September: Based on "evidence" planted by Frank Castle, Howard Saint stabs Quentin Glass to death & drops his wife, Livia, off a bridge where she's hit by a train. (Tampa, Fl) (The Punisher)

Friday 12th September: The Punisher takes out Howard Saint's goons, demolishes his office building, & blows up his son. He then ties Saint by the ankle to the bumper of a moving car, dragging him into a parking lot of exploding vehicles. (Tampa, Fl) (The Punisher)

October: Ollie almost has sex with video store clerk named Maya, but they are caught by Gertie before they can do anything. (Highlands, New Jersey) (Jersey Girl)

Friday 3rd October: Aaron asks Cady what day it is. (Evanston, Illinois) (Mean Girls)

Friday 17th October: Aaron and Cady briefly speak to each other when it rains. (Evanston, Illinois) (Mean Girls)

Thursday 23rd October: Applying new data from recovered alien weaponry, U.S. Army scientists make dramatic advances in applying their findings to military applications. While there is initially some controversy around exploiting this technology, demonstrations of the new weapons' capabilities quickly alleviate fears. (Independence Day: Resurgence)

Tuesday 28th October: Mark Zuckerberg launches, a Harvard University version of (Cambridge, Massachusetts) (The Social Network)

Friday 31st October: Cady goes to Aaron's Halloween party and sees Regina kiss him. (Evanston, Illinois) (Mean Girls)

Friday 31st October: A tiger shark rips off Bethany Hamilton's left arm. (Tunnels Beach, Kauai, Hawaii) (Soul Surfer)

November: Ollie decides to stay in Highlands and shows up during Gertie's performance of "God That's Good" from Sweeney Todd. (Highlands, New Jersey) (Jersey Girl)

November: Bethany Hamilton surfs with one arm. (Kauai, Hawaii) (Soul Surfer)

Monday 3rd November: Date of Application (Highlands, New Jersey) (Jersey Girl)

Monday 3rd November: Cady tries her best not to beat up Regina out of jealousy. (Evanston, Illinois) (Mean Girls)

Wednesday 12th November: Highlands Public Works Department works on Bay Avenue on or about this date. (Highlands, New Jersey) (Jersey Girl)

Saturday 15th November: Work on Bay Avenue ends. (Highlands, New Jersey) (Jersey Girl)

Monday 17th November: PFC. Kenneth J Kitsom is "killed" when his company strikes a makeshift bomb. In truth, he takes on the identity Aaron Cross. (Ramadi, Iraq) (The Bourne Legacy)

Monday 17th November: PFC. Kenneth J Kitsom is "killed" when his company strikes a makeshift bomb. In truth, he takes on the identity Aaron Cross. (Ramadi, Iraq) (The Bourne Legacy)

Monday 17th November: Bennett Marco assassinates Elanor and Raymond Shaw at the election party. (The Manchurian Candidate)

Wednesday 19th November: Joel Barish is bored at the prospect of being a boring couple with Clem Kruczynski, as they have dinner at Kang's again. (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

Saturday 22nd November: The Wood vs. Vicksburg case ends the Wood family winning. (New Orleans, Louisianna) (Runaway Jury)

Monday 24th November: Dre Parker's height is measured on the day of his first home run. (Detroit, MI) (The Karate Kid)

Tuesday 25th November: Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss meet Mark Zuckerberg in the dining hall of Kirkland House. (Cambridge, Massachusetts) (The Social Network)

Wednesday 26th November: Sean Tuohy Jr's Thanksgiving pageant takes place at his middle school. Michael Oher spends the night at the Touhy house. (Memphis, Tennessee) (The Blind Side)

Thursday 27th November: Michael Oher spends Thanksgiving with the Tuohys. (Memphis, Tennessee) (The Blind Side)

Friday 28th November: Leigh Anne Tuohy takes Michael shopping. (Memphis, Tennessee) (The Blind Side)

Sunday 30th November: Mark e-mails the Winklevosses and tells them that setting up the HarvardConnection site shouldn't take too long. (Cambridge, Massachusetts) (The Social Network)

December: Sparkle magazine beats Pois magazine. (New York City) (13 Going On 30)

December: Michael Oher and the Tuohy family take a picture for their Christmas card. (Memphis, Tennessee) (The Blind Side)

December: North Shore High winter talent show. (Evanston, Illinois) (Mean Girls)

Monday 1st December: Leigh Anne Tuohy drives Michael Oher to school. (Memphis, Tennessee) (The Blind Side)

Monday 1st December: Mark e-mails the winklevosses and tells them that he has set up one of the two registration pages. (Cambridge, Massachusetts) (The Social Network)

Thursday 4th December: Zuckerberg misses three calls from the Winlevosses because he works on a problem set. (Cambridge, Massachusetts) (The Social Network)

Wednesday 10th December: Mark tells the Winklevosses that they should postpone a meeting until there is more to discuss. (Cambridge, Massachusetts) (The Social Network)

Thursday 11th December: Mark is busy. (Cambridge, Massachusetts) (The Social Network)

Tuesday 16th December: John W. Creasy is killed by "The Voice" after trading his life for Peta, a girl who was kidnapped. (Mexico City) (Man on Fire)

Tuesday 16th December: Daniel Sanchez "The Voice" was killed during the course of arrest. (Mexico City) (Man on Fire)

Thursday 18th December: World War 3 (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome)

Tuesday 23rd December: Walter doesn't get off with Sybil at the work Christmas party. (The Number 23)

Thursday 25th December: Jenna Rink does not spend Christmas with her family. (13 Going On 30)

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