Wednesday November 16, 2005

US date format: 11/16/2005, UK date format: 16/11/2005

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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. Famous people born on this day include Harry McDermott . In that special week of November people in US were listening to Gold Digger by Kanye West. In UK You Raise Me Up by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, directed by Dan Ireland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005 while Do As I Say (Not As I Do) by Peter Schweizer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild Country. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Advent Rising or The Bible Game.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 16, 2005?


  • USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
  • Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Day for Tolerance
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  • 1 person is killed, and 15 are injured in Hakkâri, Hakkari Province, Turkey during fighting between Turkish police and Kurdish PKK rebels. (Reuters)
  • In the 2005 Burkina Faso presidential elections incumbent Blaise Compaoré celebrates victory several days ahead of the release of the voting results. International watchdogs and opposition officials allege widespread vote rigging. (BBC)
  • The Health Ministry of the People's Republic of China announces the country's first one confirmed and one suspected cases of avian flu in humans in Hunan Province, and one confirmed case in Anhui. (BBC)
  • The United States government has won its fight to keep its supervisory authority over the internet through the ICANN, despite opposition from many nations. (BBC)
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

Directed by: Dan Ireland

Starring: Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend, Zoë Tapper, Robert Lang

Just Friends

Just Friends

Directed by: Roger Kumble

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein

Country: United States of America

Yours, Mine & Ours

Yours, Mine & Ours

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Jerry O'Connell, Sean Faris

The Cutter

The Cutter

Directed by: William Tannen

Starring: Chuck Norris, Joanna Pacula, Daniel Bernhardt, Bernie Kopell

Survival Island

Survival Island

Directed by: Stewart Raffill

Starring: Billy Zane, Kelly Brook, Juan Pablo Di Pace, Todd Collins

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of November 16, 2005?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Run It!youtube
  2. - Soul Survivor
  3. - Girl Tonite
  4. - I Think They Like Me
  5. - I Should Have Cheated
  6. - Unbreakable
  7. - One Wish
  8. - Gold Digger
  9. - Here We Go
  10. - Shake It Off

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Wild Country

Wild Country

Directed by: Craig Strachan





Directed by: Ron Thornton

Man Stroke Woman

Man Stroke Woman



Days to next November 16

If November 16, 2005 is your birthday you're 14 years, 8 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 10 days.

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in November 2005?


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Do As I Say (Not As I Do) by Peter Schweizer

Do As I Say (Not As I Do)


Prominent liberals support a whole litany of policies and principles: progressive taxes, affirmative action, greater regulation of corporations, raising the inheritance tax, strict environmental regulations, children’s rights, consumer rights, and more.

Son Of A Witch by Gregory Maguire

Son Of A Witch


The Wicked Years continue in Gregory Maguire’s Son of a Witch—the heroic saga of the hapless yet determined young man who may or may not be the offspring of the fabled

Toxic Bachelors by Danielle Steel

Toxic Bachelors


Danielle Steel explores the perils of dating, relationships, and love in a novel that takes us into the intoxicating, infuriating world of three charming single men, also known as…

Marley & Me by John Grogan

Marley & Me


The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life.Now with photos and new material

Driven From Within by Mark Vancil

Driven From Within


Michael Jordan is the rare global icon whose celebrity extends beyond his original stage and onto multiple platforms. His relentless determination produced six NBA Championships and some of the most spectacular


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Advent Rising

Advent Rising

Platform: Windows; Xbox; OnLive

Genre: Action-adventure, third-person shooter

Publisher: Majesco Entertainment

Champions: Return to Arms

Champions: Return to Arms

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Action-RPG, hack and slash

Publisher: Sony Online Entertainment



Platform: Windows, Macintosh, Game Boy Advance, Mobile phone, iOS,[1] Android, Online

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: PopCap Games

The Bible Game

The Bible Game

Platform: Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Trivia/Christian

Publisher: Crave Entertainment



Platform: Linux, Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Government simulation

Publisher: Positech Games, Tri-Synergy


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $56.39
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $63.15
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $27.48
  • General Electric GE: opens at $34.39
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $85.45

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 119.18 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.1937 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.3253 CHF
  • 1 USD = 8.08 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 139.05 JPY

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