Saturday December 17, 2005: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/17/2005, UK date format: 17/12/2005

December 17th, 2005 was the 351st day of the year 2005 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Sagittarius. The day of the week was Saturday.

The number one song in US was Run It! by Chris Brown. Hung Up by Madonna was #1 song in the UK.

Munich, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2005 while Teacher Man by Frank McCourt was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Deal or No Deal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Caramel Box Yarukibako Caramel Box Yarukibako 2 or Dance Praise.

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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December 17, 2005 Events

What happened on December 17, 2005?

Historical Events

  • Anti-WTO protestors riot in Wan Chai (Hong Kong)
  • Jigme Singye Yangchuck abdicates the throne and becomes King of Bhutan.
  • After a violent demonstration against globalization, police in Hong Kong detained 900 protestors at the 2005 World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference. Protesters protest against trade rules they claim hurt farmers. 74 people were injured.
  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. A car carrying Khaled Abu Sitta explodes in Gaza Strip. Palestinian sources claim that the explosion was caused a Israeli air strike. However, the Israeli Defense Force admits to bombing roads and bridges as well as shooting a suspect.
  • Additional funds are requested by Condoleezza Rice of the African Union to allow the A.U. to continue its peacekeeping mission in Darfur, Sudan. Continue peacekeeping mission in Darfur and Sudan. The African peacekeeping force is likely to run out of funds within four months if it does not receive additional funding. Recent violence in the region has rebounded.
  • Over 40 people dressed in Santa Claus costumes go on a rampage through Auckland, New Zealand. They rob shops and assault security guards.
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December 17, 2005 Famous Birthdays

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How old am I?

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December 17, 2005 Famous Deaths

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December 17, 2005 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Sagittarius personality

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Babies born in December are either Sagittarius or Capricorn. People born before December 21st are Sagittarius, while people born from December 22nd have the sign of Capricorn

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Chinese Zodiac

Rooster chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Rooster

Element: Wood

Rooster personality

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December 17, 2005 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 17, 2005?

The day of the week was Saturday.

December 17th marks the 350th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2005.

There are 14 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.

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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 17, 2005? Which were the top hits on December 17, 2005?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Run It!youtube
  2. - Laffy Taffyyoutube
  3. - Gold Digger
  4. - Photograph
  5. - Soul Survivor

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Hung Up
  2. - StickWitU
  3. - You Raise Me Up
  4. - My Humps
  5. - JCB Song

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - I Think They Like Me
  2. - Run It!youtube
  3. - Don't Forget About Usyoutube
  4. - I Should Have Cheated
  5. - One Wish

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Rompe
  2. - Amor Eterno
  3. - Ella Y Yo
  4. - Rakata
  5. - Ven Bailalo

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Release year: 2005

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Ciarán Hinds

Country: United States of America

The Illusionist

The Illusionist

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Neil Burger

Starring: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2005

Directed by: Brian Dannelly

Starring: Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Patrick Fugit

Country: United States of America

A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2005

Directed by: James Gunn

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Don Thompson

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Deal or No Deal

Deal or No Deal

Release year: 2005



Release year: 2005

Directed by: Ronan O'Donoghue

Wild Country

Wild Country

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Craig Strachan



Release year: 2005



Release year: 2005

Directed by: Ron Thornton

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Teacher Man by Frank McCourt

Teacher Man


A book that is both enthralling and revealing about the life of a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and a mega-bestselling author about teaching, about how one great storyteller found her voice.

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

A Feast for Crows


THE BOOK BEHIND SEASON FOUR OF THE ACCLAIMED HOBBY SERIES GAME of THRONES Few books have captured the imagination and earned the admiration and praise of critics and readers around the world like George R.

A Million Little Pieces by James Fre

A Million Little Pieces


Memoir: Frey spent six weeks in rehab at the age of 23; Oprah's Book Club was announced Sept. 2005; all new editions will include an author's note stating that Frey "EURoembellished many details?"EUR?.

Son Of A Witch by Gregory Maguire

Son Of A Witch


Gregory Maguire's Son of a Witch continues the Wicked Years. This heroic saga tells the story of a young, determined and hapless man who may or not be the offspring of the fabled.

The Broker by John Grisham

The Broker



Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Caramel Box Yarukibako Caramel Box Yarukibako 2

Caramel Box Yarukibako Caramel Box Yarukibako 2

Platform: PC

Genre: Eroge, Minigame, Visual novel

Dance Praise

Dance Praise

Platform: Microsoft Windows Mac OS X iOS

Genre: Dance video game

Publisher: Digital Praise

Club Penguin

Club Penguin

Platform: Online

Genre: Massively multiplayer online game

Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

Platform: Nintendo DS, Mobile phones

Genre: Platform-adventure, action role-playing

Publisher: Konami

Bionicle: Maze of Shadows

Bionicle: Maze of Shadows

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: THQ


December 17, 2005 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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The moon phase for December 17, 2005 is Full Moon.

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Sport Games on December 17, 2005

Sport Games on December 17, 2005

Serie A

Italian Football
  • Lazio - Juventus : 1 - 1
  • Treviso - Lecce : 2 - 1
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Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Cercle Brugge - Westerlo : 2 - 2
  • FC Brussels - Beveren : 3 - 1
  • Genk - Lokeren : 2 - 2
  • Germinal - Charleroi : 0 - 1
  • Mouscron - Club Brugge : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of December 17, 2005

Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Bielefeld - FC Koln : 3 - 2
  • Dortmund - Bayern Munich : 1 - 2
  • Kaiserslautern - Wolfsburg : 3 - 2
  • Leverkusen - Hannover : 0 - 0
  • Mainz - Duisburg : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of December 17, 2005

La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Ath Bilbao - Betis : 2 - 0
  • Cadiz - Barcelona : 1 - 3
  • Celta - La Coruna : 0 - 3
See all Football game results of December 17, 2005

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