Thursday October 20, 2005

US date format: 10/20/2005, UK date format: 20/10/2005

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see zodiac on October 20, 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 October people in US were listening to Gold Digger by Kanye West. In UK Push The Button by Sugababes was in the top 5 hits. Jarhead, directed by Sam Mendes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005 while Life Is Not A Fairy Tale by Fantasia was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Alborada. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lego Star Wars: The Video Game or Bionicle: Maze of Shadows.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2005, at October 20 across the years or at October 2005 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 20, 2005?


Holidays

  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire

Events

  • In a bid to stay in step with its largest trading partner, the United States, Ontario announces it will become the first Canadian province to extend daylight saving time. (CBC)
  • Two weeks after the Kashmir earthquake death toll reaches 79,000, the UN estimates that 500,000 people are cut off from relief aid. The UN appeals to the international community for more aid, warning that tens of thousands of people could die if aid does not reach them before the harsh winter. (Guardian) (USA Today)
  • In the United Kingdom, David Cameron and David Davis go through to a runoff vote of Conservative Party members after a second round of voting amongst Tory MPs in the party's leadership election. Liam Fox is eliminated. (BBC)
  • Conflict in Iraq:: Four U.S. soldiers are killed in two insurgent attacks north of Baghdad, Iraq. (BBC)A defense lawyer for one of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants is kidnapped. (BBC)
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Serenity

Serenity

Directed by: Joss Whedon

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

Country: United States of America

Walk the Line

Walk the Line

Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

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

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

Directed by: Ang Lee

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

Country: United States of America

Lord of War

Lord of War

Directed by: Andrew Niccol

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 20, 2005?
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Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Soul Survivor
  2. - Gold Digger
  3. - Like You
  4. - Shake It Off
  5. - Run It!youtube

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - La Tortura
  2. - Solo Quedate En Silencio
  3. - Ella Y Yo
  4. - Rakata
  5. - Ven Bailalo

TV Series

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

Alborada

Beautiful People

Beautiful People

Directed by: Jasmin Dizdar

Trollz

Trollz

Directed by: Ron Thornton

1 Litre of Tears

1 Litre of Tears

Starring: Erika Sawajiri, Ryô Nishikido, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Takanori Jinnai

Country: Japan

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

How old am I?

If October 20th, 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

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

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Life Is Not A Fairy Tale by Fantasia

Life Is Not A Fairy Tale

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FANTASIA tells of her astonishing rise from hopeless high school dropout to American Idol superstar in the inspirational New York Times bestseller Life Is Not a Fairy Tale In

The Assassins by Oliver North and Joe Musser

The Assassins

By:

In 2007, soon after the sixth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America, Jihadists attack multiple targets in Saudi Arabia, destroying oil pumping equipment, crippling pipelines, and assassinating most of

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys

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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Neil Gaiman returns to the territory of his masterpiece, American Gods (soon to be a Starz Original Series), to once again probe the dark recesses of the soul.God

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed

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He’s one of America’s most recognizable and acclaimed actors–a star on Broadway, an Oscar nominee for The Aviator, and the only person to ever win Emmys for acting, writing, and directing,

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?

Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano

Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano

Platform: PlayStation 2[1] Xbox[2] Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Valcon Games (PS2) [1] Black Bean Games (Xbox)

Boiling Point: Road to Hell

Boiling Point: Road to Hell

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Role-playing first-person shooter

Publisher: RU Russobit-M; NA / PAL Atari

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)

Cal Ripken's Real Baseball

Cal Ripken's Real Baseball

Platform: Windows

Genre: Baseball MMOSG

Publisher: Netamin

Bionicle: Maze of Shadows

Bionicle: Maze of Shadows

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: THQ

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


News articles

  • Who Runs J.P. Morgan? James Dimon will succeed William B. Harrison Jr. as chief executive of J.P. Morgan Chase, inheriting all the pressure to produce results that the new title entails. [..]
  • See all financial news of October 20th, 2005

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $57.00
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $54.47
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $25.05
  • General Electric GE: opens at $34.46
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $84.00

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 115.31 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.1772 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.2876 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 138.57 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6772 GBP

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 20, 2005?

On October 20, 2005 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is October 20, 2005?

On October 20, 2005 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 20, 2005?

On October 20, 2005 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 20, 2005?

On October 20, 2005 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on October 20, 2005?

On October 20, 2005 Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

What was the number one song in October 20, 2005?

The number one song in the week of October 20, 2005 was Gold Digger by Kanye West in US and Push The Button by Sugababes in UK.

What were the top hits on October 20, 2005?

The top hits on October 20, 2005 were Gold Digger by Kanye West, Photograph by Nickelback, Shake It Off by Mariah Carey in US and Push The Button by Sugababes, Don't Cha by The Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes in UK.


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