Thursday May 12, 2005
US date format: 5/12/2005, UK date format: 12/5/2005
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see zodiac on May 12, 2005). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani.
In UK Lonely by Akon was in the top 5 hits.
A History of Violence, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005
while Saturday by Ian McEwan was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dinosaur King or Pac-Pix.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 12, 2005?
- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
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- Malcolm Glazer wins control of UK football team Manchester United F.C. after securing a 70% share. (BBC) (ABC News) (NY Times)
- The British Air Accidents Investigation Branch states that it has reached "no definite conclusion" about the reason of air crash that claimed the life of billionaire Paul-Louis Halley, his wife and their pilot in 2003. (BBC)
- Zimbabwe releases 60 South African mercenaries that were linked to an alleged coup attempt in the Equatorial Guinea last year. (BBC) (IOL) (Reuters AlertNet)
- A United States Senate probe releases evidence showing two prominent British and French politicians received vouchers for millions of barrels of Iraqi oil in exchange for their support of Saddam Hussein's regime. George Galloway is accused of using the Mariam Appeal, the children's leukemia charity he founded, to conceal the transfer of 3 million barrels of oil, although he denies any wrongdoing. (BBC), (ABC News)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 12, 2005?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Stock Markets and Exchange Rates
- ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $57.00
- Apple AAPL: opens at $35.42
- Microsoft MSFT: opens at $24.84
- General Electric GE: opens at $36.17
- International Business Machines IBM: opens at $73.53
- 1 USD = 106.79 JPY
- 1 USD = 1.2512 CAD
- 1 USD = 1.2172 CHF
- 1 EUR = 135.38 JPY
- 1 EUR = 0.6798 GBP
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on May 12, 2005?
On May 12, 2005 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is May 12, 2005?
On May 12, 2005 the zodiac sign was Taurus.
Who was the US President on May 12, 2005?
On May 12, 2005 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 12, 2005?
On May 12, 2005 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).
Who was the Pope on May 12, 2005?
On May 12, 2005 Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people died on May 12, 2005?
Famous people died on May 12, 2005 include, Monica Zetterlund, Martin Lings.
What was the number one song in May 12, 2005?
The number one song in the week of May 12, 2005 was Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani in US and Lonely by Akon in UK.
What were the top hits on May 12, 2005?
The top hits on May 12, 2005 were Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani, Hate It Or Love It by The Game, Oh by Ciara in US and Lonely by Akon, (Is This The Way To) Amarillo by Tony Christie featuring Peter Kay, Signs by Snoop Dogg featuring Charlie Wilson & Justin Timberlake in UK.