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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
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Events

  • 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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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

The Dark

The Dark

Directed by: John Fawcett

Starring: Sean Bean, Maria Bello, Sophie Stuckey, Abigail Stone

Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

Directed by: Ron Howard

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

Country: United States of America

Madagascar

Madagascar

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

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

Country: United States of America

Missing in America

Missing in America

Directed by: Gabrielle Savage Dockterman

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

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TV Series

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Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

Starring: David McPhail, Paul McLaughlin, Jason Hoyte, Tandi Wright

Country: New Zealand

Loveless

Loveless

Directed by: Andrey Zvyagintsev

The Contender

The Contender

Directed by: Josh Baldwin

Nae ireumeun Kim Sam-soon

Nae ireumeun Kim Sam-soon

Springwatch

Springwatch

Days to next May 23

If 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.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

True Believer by Nicholas Sparks

True Believer

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Part love story, part ghost story, True Believer is an unforgettable romance about believing in the impossible, trusting in fate, and unraveling the mysteries of the human heart.As

Down Came The Rain by Brooke Shields

Down Came The Rain

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In her bestselling memoir, now in paperback, Brooke Shields shares with the world her deeply personal experience with postpartum depression When Brooke Shields welcomed her newborn daughter to the world, her

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk

Haunted

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Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. They’re told by people who have answered an ad for a writer’s retreat and unwittingly joined a “Survivor”-like

Searching For The Sound by Phil Lesh

Searching For The Sound

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In this ruthlessly honest bestseller, the bass player for the greatest improvisational band in American history tells the full, true story of his life, Jerry Garcia, and the Grateful Dead.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

DECO Online

DECO Online

Platform: Microsoft Windows Minimum Pentium III 733MHz CPU 256MB RAM 2.0GB Hard Disk Space 64MB Graphics Card Windows 2000 (or greater) DirectX 9.0c Recommended Pentium 4 1.8GHz CPU 512MB RAM 2.5GB Hard Disk Sp

Genre: Fantasy Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game

Publisher: P2P Pte. Ltd. Gameleon Uzoo PlayOn Interactive

Blitz: The League

Blitz: The League

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Midway Games

Battles of Prince of Persia

Battles of Prince of Persia

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Ubisoft

Chameleon

Chameleon

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Third-person shooter, Stealth game

Publisher: Take 2, Cenega Czech

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


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $54.38
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $37.85
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $25.75
  • General Electric GE: opens at $36.83
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $76.30

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 107.66 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.2585 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.2315 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 135.36 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6867 GBP

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