Tuesday May 17, 2005

US date format: 5/17/2005, UK date format: 17/5/2005

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see zodiac on May 17, 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. Cinderella Man, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2005 while The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling book. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Yakuza or God of War.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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Events

  • Kuwaiti women are granted the right to vote.
  • Guantánamo Bay Qur'an desecration allegations: The Bush Administration suggests that to undo "damage" caused by the story, Newsweek explain the process by which their story alleging Qur'an desecration, which sparked riots leading to 17 deaths, came into being. (NYTimes)
  • U.S. authorities detain Luis Posada Carriles, a CIA-linked anti-Castro militant, considered a terrorist by Cuba. (Financial Times)
  • George Galloway, British MP and anti-war campaigner, appears before the United States Senate to defend himself against charges that he profited from Saddam Hussein's regime, launching a tirade against the senators who had accused him and attacking the war in Iraq. (BBC) (Guardian Unlimited) (The Times Online)
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Movies

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Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Ron Howard

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

Country: United States of America

Madagascar

Madagascar

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

Starring: Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith

Country: United States of America

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Missing in America

Missing in America

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Gabrielle Savage Dockterman

Starring: Danny Glover, Ron Perlman, Linda Hamilton, Zoe Weizenbaum

A History of Violence

A History of Violence

Release year: 2005

Directed by: David Cronenberg

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

Country: United States of America

Manderlay

Manderlay

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Lars von Trier

Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Isaach De Bankolé, Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet In Heaven

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A specially produced paperback edition--with flaps--of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller, that has sold more than six million copies in hardcover Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at …

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.

No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark

No Place Like Home

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In a riveting new thriller from America's Queen of Suspense, a young woman is ensnared into returning to a place she had wanted to leave behind forever -- her childhood home.

Secrets & Mysteries Of The World by Sylvia Browne

Secrets & Mysteries Of The World

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For those of us who have always been fascinated by the unexplained—or inadequately explained—secrets and mysteries of this world, Sylvia Browne now brings her great insight.

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?

Yakuza

Yakuza

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii U, PlayStation 4

Genre: Action-adventure; Beat 'em up; Open world

Publisher: Sega

God of War

God of War

Platform: PlayStation 2; Java ME; PlayStation Portable; PlayStation 3; PlayStation Vita; PlayStation 4

Genre: Action-adventure; hack and slash

X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse

X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Nintendo GameCube; PlayStation 2; Xbox; PlayStation Portable; N-Gage; mobile phone

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Activision

Anubis II

Anubis II

Platform: Wii, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action

Publisher: EU Metro 3D; NA Conspiracy Entertainment

187 Ride or Die

187 Ride or Die

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Driving

Publisher: Ubisoft

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $53.50
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $35.14
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $25.31
  • General Electric GE: opens at $36.10
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $73.93

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 107.4 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.2644 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.2244 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 135.41 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6869 GBP

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 17, 2005?

On May 17, 2005 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is May 17, 2005?

On May 17, 2005 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 17, 2005?

On May 17, 2005 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 17, 2005?

On May 17, 2005 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on May 17, 2005?

On May 17, 2005 Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people died on May 17, 2005?

Famous people died on May 17, 2005 include, Frank Gorshin.

What was the number one song in May 17, 2005?

The number one song in the week of May 17, 2005 was Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani in US and Lonely by Akon in UK.

What were the top hits on May 17, 2005?

The top hits on May 17, 2005 were Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani, Oh by Ciara, We Belong Together by Mariah Carey 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.