Tuesday April 26, 2005: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 4/26/2005, UK date format: 26/4/2005

April 26th, 2005 was the 116th day of the year 2005 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Taurus. The day of the week was Tuesday.

The number one song in US was Candy Shop by 50 Cent. Lonely by Akon was #1 song in the UK.

The Illusionist, directed by Neil Burger, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2005 while The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armored Core: Last Raven or Dance Praise.

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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April 26, 2005 Events

What happened on April 26, 2005?

Historical Events

  • Syria pulls out the last 14,000 troops from its military garrison in Lebanon under international pressure. This ends its 29-year-old military dominance of Lebanon ( Syrian occupation of Lebanon).
  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - The Israeli soldier who was killed in the West Bank on Monday evening was shot by his comrades. He was thought to have been killed by Iyad Dueik (unarmed taxi driver), who was shot seven more times and whose car was hit by the man. However, news of his death raises questions about this conclusion.
  • Alassane Ouattara can run for the presidency in Cote d'Ivoire.
  • 2005 Kuomintang visits Mainland: A 70-member Kuomintang Chairman Lien Chan led a delegation to Taipei via Hong Kong. This was the launch of Lien Chan's 8 day Taiwan Strait peace tour. It also marked the first official Kuomintang visit to Mainland China by its highest leader in 60 years.
  • Faure Gnassingbe is elected president of Togolese with more than 60% vote. Lome riots after the results are not acknowledged by the opposition, which denounces massive fraud.
  • New Zealand's Civil Unions and Relationships Acts are now in effect. These laws enable de facto and same-sex couples to form legal unions similar to marriage.
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What happened on April 26 in history? Find out the list of April 26th major events

What was 2005 famous for? Discover everything about 2005


April 26, 2005 Famous Birthdays

Other April 26th famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If April 26, 2005 is your birthday you are 18 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on April 26.

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April 26, 2005 Famous Deaths

Other April 26th famous deaths

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April 26, 2005 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Taurus personality

Who should a Taurus marry?

Babies born in April are either Aries or Taurus. People born before April 19th are Aries, while people born from April 20th have the sign of Taurus

Personality of April born

Chinese Zodiac

Rooster chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Rooster

Element: Wood

Rooster personality

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April 26, 2005 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was April 26, 2005?

The day of the week was Tuesday.

April 26th marks the 115th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2005.

There are 249 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


April 26, 2005 Holidays and Observances

What is special on April 26, 2005?


  • World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
  • Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
  • Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
  • Tanzania - Union Day.
  • Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
  • Trudpert (Irish monk martyred in Germany in 607).
  • Lucidius (4th century)
  • Paschasius (d. 865)
  • Richarius or Riquier (d. 643)
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Alda (d. 1309)


  • International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
  • World Intellectual Property Day [WIPO]


  • Saint Cletus (Pope Anacletus) and Marcellinus (Popes and martyrs)
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Music charts

What was the number one song on April 26, 2005? Which were the top hits on April 26, 2005?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Candy Shop
  2. - Hate It Or Love It
  3. - Hollaback Girlyoutube
  4. - Lonely
  5. - Since U Been Gone

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Lonely
  2. - Feel Good Inc
  3. - (Is This The Way To) Amarillo
  4. - Hate It Or Love It
  5. - Signs

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - 1 Thing
  2. - Slow Down
  3. - Truth Is
  4. - Oh
  5. - Hate It Or Love It

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - La Camisa Negra
  2. - Aire
  3. - Hoy Como Ayer
  4. - Obsesion (No Es Amor)
  5. - En Soledad

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The Illusionist

The Illusionist

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Neil Burger

Starring: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell

Country: United States of America

Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Martin Hancock

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2005

Directed by: Brian Dannelly

Starring: Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Patrick Fugit

Country: United States of America

A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2005

Directed by: James Gunn

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Don Thompson

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

Release year: 2005

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

Country: New Zealand



Release year: 2005

Directed by: Andrey Zvyagintsev

The Contender

The Contender

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Josh Baldwin

Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall

Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall

Release year: 2005

American Dragon: Jake Long

American Dragon: Jake Long

Release year: 2005

Country: United States of America

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren

The Purpose-Driven Life


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With No One As Witness by Elizabeth George

With No One As Witness


"[A] juicy serial killer whodunit."--USA Today"Delicately textured...achingly compassionate....It's one of George's best, and that's saying something."--Seattle Times The 13th novel in Elizabeth George's acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Inspector Linley crime

Garlic And Sapphires by Ruth Reichl

Garlic And Sapphires


Ruth Reichl's best-selling memoir about her time as an undercover critic at The New York Times. Ruth Reichl is a world-renowned food critic who was also the former editor in chief at Gourmet magazine.

Revenge Of The Sith by Matthew Stover

Revenge Of The Sith


After years of civil war, Separatists have nearly brought down the Republic almost to its knees.

The Broker by John Grisham

The Broker



Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Armored Core: Last Raven

Armored Core: Last Raven

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Action, third-person shooter

Publisher: Agetec

Dance Praise

Dance Praise

Platform: Microsoft Windows Mac OS X iOS

Genre: Dance video game

Publisher: Digital Praise

Cocoto Kart Racer

Cocoto Kart Racer

Platform: PlayStation 2, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Wii, IPhone, IPod Touch

Genre: Racing

Publisher: EU BigBen Interactive; NA Conspiracy Games; JP Kemco

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

Devil Kings

Devil Kings

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network

Genre: Hack and slash

Publisher: Capcom


April 26, 2005 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Full Moon

The moon phase for April 26, 2005 is Full Moon.

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Sport Games on April 26, 2005

Sport Games on April 26, 2005


Football (United Kingdom)
  • Leicester - Derby : 1 - 0
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League 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Port Vale - Wrexham : 0 - 2
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Premier League

UK Soccer
  • West Brom - Blackburn : 1 - 1
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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $59.96
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $36.78
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $24.95
  • General Electric GE: opens at $36.40
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $74.68

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 106.06 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.2434 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.1859 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 137.8 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6814 GBP

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