Monday May 23, 2005
US date format: 5/23/2005, UK date format: 23/5/2005
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 23, 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.
Famous people born on this day include Jillian Ward .
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.
Batman Begins, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005
while The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chameleon or Bionicle: Maze of Shadows.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 23, 2005?
- World Turtle Day
- Saint Desiderius
- Saint Guibert of Gemblours
- Saint Montana
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- Channel 10, an Israeli television station, broadcasts footage of what it claims is Israeli Defence Forces using a Palestinian youth as a human shield against rock-throwers in the West Bank. The IDF denies the allegation. (Haaretz)
- A bipartisan group of fourteen U.S. Senators has successfully negotiated a compromise whereby a "nuclear option" showdown over judicial filibusters would be averted. (ABC News)
- Five Irish teenage school girls, 4 from the Loretto Convent and 1 from Beaufort College in Navan, are killed and six others are critically injured in a bus crash in County Meath. The bus was carrying students from the Loretto Convent, the Mercy Convent, St. Patrick's Classical School and Beaufort College, all in Navan and did not have fitted seatbelts. (RTÉ)
- The Palestinian Election Commission delays the Palestinian Legislative Council elections, citing that there was not enough time to prepare. Critics of the ruling Fatah party had predicted the delay, and believed it was a way to prevent Hamas, the main opposition party, from gaining power. (Al Jazeera) (BBC)
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- Jillian Ward: Filipino actress.
- Fat-Tone: American rapper.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 23, 2005?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 23If May 23, 2005 is your birthday you're 15 years, 3 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 3 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
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