Thursday February 17, 2005
US date format: 2/17/2005, UK date format: 17/2/2005
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 17, 2005). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Let Me Love You by Mario.
In UK Like Toy Soldiers by Eminem was in the top 5 hits.
One More Round, directed by Stephen C. Sepher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005
while Collapse by Jared Diamond was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mario Superstar Baseball or Project Gotham Racing 3.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 17, 2005?
- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
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- A car bomb explodes in southern Thailand near the Marina Hotel in Sungai Kolok, a popular tourist town close to the Malaysian border. Five people are killed and more than 40 injured. The car bomb is believed to be the first to explode in the Muslim-dominated region. (Yahoo!) (Boston Globe) (BBC)
- Irish police arrest four people in Cork and three in Dublin in raids concentrating on the financing of the Provisional IRA. Over 2.3 million pounds sterling were seized in Cork, and £60,000 in Northern Bank notes believed to be from the £26.5 million robbery in Belfast just before Christmas. Reportedly, among the people arrested are former Sinn Féin councillor Tom Hanlon and someone working in the banking industry. (RTE) (BBC) (Scotsman).
- Japan's Chubu Centrair International Airport opens on Ise Bay, south of Nagoya. Built on an artificial island, the airport is Japan's third largest international passenger airport, and is intended to replace nearby Nagoya Airport. (Daily Yomiuri) (Kyodo News)
- The European Union introduces new laws that increase the rights of air passengers so that they receive higher compensation for overbooking, delays and cancellation of flights. (BBC) (Forbes) (Bloomberg)
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- Dan O'Herlihy: Irish-American actor (d. 2005).
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 17, 2005?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Mario - Let Me Love You
- Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Usher & Ludacris - Lovers And Friends
- The Game Featuring 50 Cent - How We Do
- Destiny's Child Featuring T.I. & Lil Wayne - Soldier
- 50 Cent - Disco Inferno
- T.I. - Bring Em Out
- Ciara Featuring Missy Elliott - 1, 2 Step
- Fantasia - Truth Is
- Trillville Featuring Cutty - Some Cut
- Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot
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Days to next February 17If February 17, 2005 is your birthday you're 15 years, 7 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 28 days.
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
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