Thursday June 16, 2005

US date format: 6/16/2005, UK date format: 16/6/2005

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see zodiac on June 16, 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 June people in US were listening to We Belong Together by Mariah Carey. In UK Axel F by Crazy Frog was in the top 5 hits. Our Very Own, directed by Cameron Watson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005 while Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Time Bomb. If you liked videogames you were probably playing DECO Online or Asphalt: Urban GT 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2005, at June 16 across the years or at June 2005 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • South Africa - Youth Day.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
  • Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
  • 16 June Movement

Events

  • A report by the Metropolitan Police in the UK states that children are being trafficked into the UK from Africa to be used as 'human sacrifices'. (BBC), (Guardian)
  • 26 of 60 tank cars carrying fuel oil derail near Rzhev, Russia (about 200 km / 125 miles northwest of Moscow), sending a very large amount of oil into the ground contaminating Moscow's water supply and the Volga River after flowing down the Vazuza River from the accident site. It is not yet known if this incident is related to the bomb that was exploded on June 12 that derailed a passenger train. (RIA Novosti) (RIA Novosti) (Pravda)
  • Conflict in Iraq: Five U.S. Marines die from a roadside bomb in Ramadi, Western Iraq. (BBC)
  • A Jewish cemetery in West Ham has been attacked. This was the 117th time a Jewish cemetery in Great Britain has been attacked in 15 years. (The Independent)
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Movies

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Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Country: United States of America

Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

Country: United States of America

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

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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

Loveless

Loveless

Directed by: Andrey Zvyagintsev

Time Bomb

Time Bomb

Directed by: Erin Berry

The Office

The Office

Written by:

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

Country: United States of America

The Thick of It

The Thick of It

Starring: Chris Addison, James Smith, Peter Capaldi, Joanna Scanlan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

How old am I?

If June 16th, 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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Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk

Haunted

By:

Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. They’re told by people who have answered an ad for a writer’s retreat and unwittingly joined a “Survivor”-like

The Survivor by John F. Harris

The Survivor

By:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The definitive account of one of the most accomplished, controversial, and polarizing figures in American history Bill Clinton is the most arresting leader of

Revenge Of The Sith by Matthew Stover

Revenge Of The Sith

By:

The turning point for the entire Star Wars saga is at handAfter years of civil war, the Separatists have battered the already faltering Republic nearly to the point of collapse.

True Believer by Nicholas Sparks

True Believer

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Part love story, part ghost story, True Believer is an unforgettable romance about believing in the impossible, trusting in fate, and unraveling the mysteries of the human heart.As

Collapse by Jared Diamond

Collapse

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In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

DECO Online

DECO Online

Platform: Microsoft Windows Minimum Pentium III 733MHz CPU 256MB RAM 2.0GB Hard Disk Space 64MB Graphics Card Windows 2000 (or greater) DirectX 9.0c Recommended Pentium 4 1.8GHz CPU 512MB RAM 2.5GB Hard Disk Sp

Genre: Fantasy Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game

Publisher: P2P Pte. Ltd. Gameleon Uzoo PlayOn Interactive

DK King of Swing

DK King of Swing

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Nintendo

Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano

Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano

Platform: PlayStation 2[1] Xbox[2] Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Valcon Games (PS2) [1] Black Bean Games (Xbox)

EyeToy: Kinetic

EyeToy: Kinetic

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Exergaming

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Asphalt: Urban GT 2

Asphalt: Urban GT 2

Platform: Mobile Phone, N-Gage, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Gameloft

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $59.25
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $37.19
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $25.22
  • General Electric GE: opens at $36.27
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $76.40

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 108.89 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.236 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.272 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 131.78 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6638 GBP

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on June 16, 2005?

On June 16, 2005 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is June 16, 2005?

On June 16, 2005 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on June 16, 2005?

On June 16, 2005 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on June 16, 2005?

On June 16, 2005 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on June 16, 2005?

On June 16, 2005 Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people died on June 16, 2005?

Famous people died on June 16, 2005 include, Enrique Laguerre.

What was the number one song in June 16, 2005?

The number one song in the week of June 16, 2005 was We Belong Together by Mariah Carey in US and Axel F by Crazy Frog in UK.

What were the top hits on June 16, 2005?

The top hits on June 16, 2005 were We Belong Together by Mariah Carey, Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani, Just A Lil Bit by 50 Cent in US and Axel F by Crazy Frog, Lonely by Akon, Feel Good Inc by Gorillaz in UK.


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