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..

You can also have a look at the year 2005, at May 12 across the years or at May 2005 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
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Events

  • 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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Movies

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Match Point

Match Point

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode

Country: United States of America

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Directed by: Shane Black

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen

Country: United States of America

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Directed by: George Lucas

Starring: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

Country: United States of America

Green Street Hooligans

Green Street Hooligans

Directed by: Lexi Alexander

Starring: Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani, Marc Warren

Country: United States of America

A History of Violence

A History of Violence

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

Starring: David McPhail, Paul McLaughlin, Jason Hoyte, Tandi Wright

Country: New Zealand

The Contender

The Contender

Directed by: Josh Baldwin

Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall

Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall

Loveless

Loveless

Directed by: Andrey Zvyagintsev

The Office

The Office

Written by:

Starring: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker

Country: United States of America

How old am I?

If May 12th, 2005 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Saturday by Ian McEwan

Saturday

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In his triumphant new novel, Ian McEwan, the bestselling author of Atonement, follows an ordinary man through a Saturday whose high promise gradually turns nightmarish.

One Soldier'S Story by Bob Dole

One Soldier'S Story

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Before he became one of America's most respected statesmen, Bob Dole was an average citizen serving heroically for his country. The bravery he showed after suffering near-fatal injuries in the final

Ya-Yas In Bloom by Rebecca Wells

Ya-Yas In Bloom

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Rebecca Wells's wonderful third book in her Ya-Ya trilogy, which includes Little Altars Everywhere and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, is sure to provide reading that makes you laugh

Baby Laughs by Jenny McCarthy

Baby Laughs

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Jenny McCarthy’s hilarious, no-holds-barred personality has made her an instantly recognizable TV personality and a bestselling author. In Baby Laughs she examines the full range of challenges that new mothers face, including:* The

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code

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PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dance 86.4 Funky Radio Station

Dance 86.4 Funky Radio Station

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Music video game

Publisher: Konami

Dinosaur King

Dinosaur King

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Collectible card game

Publisher: Sega

Crime Life: Gang Wars

Crime Life: Gang Wars

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

Pac-Pix

Pac-Pix

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

Blitz: The League

Blitz: The League

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Midway Games

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • 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

Exchange Rates

  • 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.


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