Thursday August 18, 2005

US date format: 8/18/2005, UK date format: 18/8/2005

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 18, 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 August people in US were listening to We Belong Together by Mariah Carey. In UK You're Beautiful by James Blunt was in the top 5 hits. Serenity, directed by Joss Whedon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005 while The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Beautiful People. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3rd Super Robot Wars Alpha: To the End of the Galaxy or Lego Star Wars: The Video Game.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2005, at August 18 across the years or at August 2005 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Events

  • Dennis Rader is sentenced to 175 years in prison for the BTK serial killings.
  • Massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people.
  • Ohio Governor Bob Taft pleads no contest to four counts of filing incomplete financial disclosure statements in Columbus, Ohio and a Franklin County municipal court judge finds him guilty, fines him $4,000, and orders him to apologize publicly. Taft says he will not resign his office. (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
  • A man described as Al Qaeda's leader in Saudi Arabia, Saleh Mohammed al-Aoofi, is killed in a shootout with police.(CBS) (BBC)
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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

Serenity

Serenity

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Country: United States of America

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice

Directed by: Joe Wright

Starring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland

Country: United States of America

Lady Vengeance

Lady Vengeance

Directed by: Chan-wook Park

Starring: Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Shi-hoo Kim, Yea-young Kwon

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Music charts

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Sport Games on August 18, 2005

Sport Games on August 18, 2005


Division 2

Football (France)
  • Montpellier - Amiens : 2 - 1
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TV Series

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Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Beautiful People

Beautiful People

Directed by: Jasmin Dizdar

Time Bomb

Time Bomb

Directed by: Erin Berry

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Written by:

Starring: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Country: United States of America

R U the Girl?

R U the Girl?

How old am I?

If August 18th, 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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The Secret Man by Bob Woodward

The Secret Man

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The mysterious source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break open the Watergate scandal in 1972 remained hidden for thirty-three years.

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

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

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The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, caught in …

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.

New Rules by Bill Maher

New Rules

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Bill Maher is on the forefront of the new wave of comedians who have begun to influence and shape political debate through their comedy. He is best known not just for being funny, but for advocating truth over sensitivity and …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

80 Days

80 Days

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: EU Focus Home Interactive; NA Matrix Games

Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars

Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: CDV Software

The Bible Game

The Bible Game

Platform: Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Trivia/Christian

Publisher: Crave Entertainment

3rd Super Robot Wars Alpha: To the End of the Galaxy

3rd Super Robot Wars Alpha: To the End of the Galaxy

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Tactical role-playing

Publisher: Banpresto

Lego Star Wars: The Video Game

Lego Star Wars: The Video Game

Platform: Game Boy Advance; GameCube; Microsoft Windows; OS X; PlayStation 2; Xbox

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: LucasArts; Aspyr (OS X); Eidos Interactive (GBA)

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $58.15
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $46.91
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $26.89
  • General Electric GE: opens at $34.04
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $81.10

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 110.51 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.2187 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.271 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 134.57 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6787 GBP

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 18, 2005?

On August 18, 2005 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 18, 2005?

On August 18, 2005 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 18, 2005?

On August 18, 2005 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 18, 2005?

On August 18, 2005 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 18, 2005?

On August 18, 2005 Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people died on August 18, 2005?

Famous people died on August 18, 2005 include, Christopher Bauman, Gao Xiumin.

What was the number one song in August 18, 2005?

The number one song in the week of August 18, 2005 was We Belong Together by Mariah Carey in US and You're Beautiful by James Blunt in UK.

What were the top hits on August 18, 2005?

The top hits on August 18, 2005 were We Belong Together by Mariah Carey, Don't Cha by The Pussycat Dolls, Pon de Replay by Rihanna in US and You're Beautiful by James Blunt, Bad Day by Daniel Powter, Ghetto Gospel by 2Pac featuring Elton John in UK.


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