June 2005 calendar

June 2005

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 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.

But much more happened on June 2005: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2005?


  • 01 Jun 2005 In Côte d'Ivoire, renewed violence in the west of the country costs at least 41 lives (Reuters AlertNet) (SABC) (BBC)
  • 02 Jun 2005 At the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, a US $20 gold coin, 1927-D PCGS MS-66 sells for US$1.65 million.
  • 03 Jun 2005 The German political party Alliance '90/The Greens opens a Wiki that allows all users to contribute to the party's manifesto for the German federal election, 2005 (Spiegel online, German)
  • 04 Jun 2005 In the context of the Parti Québécois National Congress, Bernard Landry announces his surprise resignation as leader of the Parti Québécois, the major party in Quebec that advocates national independence for Quebec. (CTV)
  • 05 Jun 2005 In separate referendums, the voters of Switzerland decide to ratify the Schengen treaty, abolishing all its normal land border controls by 2007, and also approve the legalizing of civil unions for gay couples, for tax and inheritance purposes, but not for child adoption. The Swiss Government had urged approval of both measures and the Swiss Parliament had previously passed legislation approving them. (BBC News)
  • 06 Jun 2005 The United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana, in Gonzales v. Raich.
  • 07 Jun 2005 Hungarian opposition candidate László Sólyom wins the 2005 presidential election in a 185-182 victory over Katalin Szili.
  • 08 Jun 2005 Claire Miles from Exeter in Devon gives birth by Caesarean section to two babies, one in each of her two half sized wombs. BBC
  • 09 Jun 2005 At Logan Airport, almost 400 people narrowly avoid death when two jet airliners nearly collide on the runway.
  • 10 Jun 2005 In the Philippines, whistleblower Samuel Ong accuses, with audio evidence, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of rigging the 2004 elections, thus starting an electoral crisis. (IHT)
  • 11 Jun 2005 The G8 announces the cancellation of the multilateral debt of eighteen of the poorest countries in the world (BBC)
  • 12 Jun 2005 Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, deliveres a Commencement addresses in Stanford University. (Stanford University)
  • 13 Jun 2005 A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.
  • 14 Jun 2005 A major earthquake strikes about 80 miles (130 kilometers) off the coast of northern California on Tuesday night, briefly prompting a tsunami warning along the Pacific coast but with no immediate reports of damages or injuries. (AP)
  • 15 Jun 2005 Off the coast of Northern California, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurs.
  • 16 Jun 2005 A report by the Metropolitan Police in the UK states that children are being trafficked into the UK from Africa to be used as 'human sacrifices'. (BBC), (Guardian)
  • 17 Jun 2005 Because of "quadruple-witching" options and futures expiration, the New York Stock Exchange sees the heaviest first-hour trading on record. 704 million shares are traded between 9:30-10:30 A.M. (1.92 billion shares for the day).
  • 18 Jun 2005 In Canada, the rain died down and the state of emergency came to an end. With one evening of pounding rain, hail and cold temperatures, the Elbow River spilled over the dam for the first time. Again the low-lying areas of Calgary, AB were evacuated, the town of Bragg Creek, the towns of High River and Okotoks, and the small town of Sundre were all evacuated.
  • 19 Jun 2005 In the UK, flash flooding severely affected several North Yorkshire villages and towns, including Thirsk, Helmsley and Hawnby, when the rivers Swale and Rye burst their banks.
  • 20 Jun 2005 Chief US immigration judge Michael Creppy rules that Ukrainian-born John Demjanjuk can be deported because he was a concentration camp guard during World War II (WBNS, Ohio) (Washington Post) (Reuters)
  • 21 Jun 2005 Elizabeth II conducts the International Fleet Review of 167 international warships in the Solent, as part of the Trafalgar 200 celebrations.
  • 22 Jun 2005 German car manufacturer BMW acquires the Formula One team Sauber Petronas. In the next season the new team will be probably known as BMW Sauber. BBC Sport
  • 23 Jun 2005 The Supreme Court of the United States decides 5-4 in the case Kelo v. New London that local governments can seize residential and commercial property for private development projects against the will of property owners as a "public use" under the 5th Amendment. (Market Watch),(New York Times)
  • 24 Jun 2005 Five people are found shot to death at their Yuma, Arizona home, and a sixth victim dies at a local hospital
  • 25 Jun 2005 In Destin, Florida, a 14-year-old Louisiana girl is killed in a shark attack.
  • 26 Jun 2005 Richard Whiteley, who for 23 years presented the Channel 4 game show Countdown, died aged 61.
  • 27 Jun 2005 Domino Harvey dies of an OD, Harvey was a legendary bounty hunter and her biography was made a movie with Keira Knightley as Domino.
  • 28 Jun 2005 War in Afghanistan: Three U.S. Navy SEALs and 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed during Operation Red Wing, a failed counter-insurgent mission in Kunar province, Afghanistan.
  • 29 Jun 2005 The United States House of Representatives passes a $1.17 billion funding bill for Amtrak in fiscal year 2006, an amount that is still short of the $2 billion Amtrak was originally seeking. The funding was approved in an amendment to a more general transportation and treasury appropriations bill. The House also removed the requirement in the bill that would mandate Amtrak to end passenger train service on currently unprofitable routes. The funding has yet to be approved by the Senate.
  • 30 Jun 2005 In Belgium, the Parliament Speaker Herman De Croo cancels a lunch with a delegation from the Iranian parliament, led by Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, because of the Iranians' insistence on not serving alcoholic drinks, and a meeting with senate president Anne-Marie Lizin because of the men in the delegation refusing to shake hands with her, a non-related woman.

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Release year: 2005

Directed by: Luc Dionne

Starring: Marianne Fortier, Serge Postigo, Hélène Bourgeois Leclerc, Yves Jacques



Release year: 2005

Directed by: Angelina Maccarone

Starring: Jasmin Tabatabai, Navid Navid, Mossadegh Hamid, Bernd Tauber

Four Brothers

Four Brothers

Release year: 2005

Directed by: John Singleton

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin, Garrett Hedlund

Country: United States of America

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You Are Alone

You Are Alone

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Gorman Bechard

Starring: Jessica Bohl, Richard Brundage, Keith Herron, Eric Deskin


Which were the most popular books released in June 2005?
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The Third Secret by Steve Berry

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Black Rose


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Rage by Jonathan Kellerman



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The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet In Heaven


A specially produced paperback edition--with flaps--of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller, that has sold more than six million copies in hardcover Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at …

Oh The Glory Of It All by Sean Wilsey

Oh The Glory Of It All


"In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess." With these opening lines Sean Wilsey takes us on an exhilarating