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 Recurrent violence in the west of Cote d'Ivoire has cost at least 41 lives
  • 02 Jun 2005 The Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo sells a US $20 gold coins, 1927-D PCGS MS-66, for US$1.65 Million.
  • 03 Jun 2005 The Wiki of the German political party Alliance 90/The Greens allows everyone to contribute to the party’s manifesto for 2005 federal elections.
  • 04 Jun 2005 Bernard Landry, leader of the Parti Quebecois National Congress announces his sudden resignation. This is the main party in Quebec that supports national independence.
  • 05 Jun 2005 Separate referendums in Switzerland determine that the citizens ratify Schengen. This will remove all of its land border controls by 2007 and allow for civil unions between gay couples. However, it is not legal for child adoption. Both measures were urged by the Swiss Government, and legislation had been passed by the Swiss Parliament to approve them.
  • 06 Jun 2005 In Gonzales v. Raich, the United States Supreme Court upholds a federal ban on cannabis, including medical marijuana.
  • 07 Jun 2005 Laszlo Solyom, the Hungarian opposition candidate, wins 2005's presidential election with a victory of 185-182 over Katalin Zili.
  • 08 Jun 2005 Claire Miles, a Devon woman from Exeter, gives birth to two children by Caesarean section. One baby is in each of her half-sized wombs. BBC
  • 09 Jun 2005 Nearly 400 people were saved by two jet aircraft colliding on Logan Airport's runway.
  • 10 Jun 2005 Samuel Ong, a whistleblower in the Philippines, accuses President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of rigging 2004 elections and thus causing an electoral crisis.
  • 11 Jun 2005 G8 announces cancellation of multilateral debt owed by 18 of the most impoverished countries in the world
  • 12 Jun 2005 Steve Jobs, CEO at Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios delivers a Commencement address in Stanford University.
  • 13 Jun 2005 Santa Maria, California jury acquits Michael Jackson, pop singer, of molestation at his Neverland Ranch 13-year-old victim Gavin Arvizo.
  • 14 Jun 2005 On Tuesday night, a major earthquake struck approximately 80 miles (130 km) offshore of the California coast. It briefly prompted a tsunami alert along the Pacific coast, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages.
  • 15 Jun 2005 A magnitude 7.2 earthquake is felt off the coast of Northern California.
  • 16 Jun 2005 According to the Metropolitan Police, children from Africa are being brought into the UK by traffickers in order to be used as human sacrifices. (BBC),
  • 17 Jun 2005 The New York Stock Exchange experiences the highest volume of first-hour trading ever, thanks to "quadruple-witching", futures expiration and options. Between 9:30-10.30 A.M., 704 million shares are traded (1.92 Billion shares per day).
  • 18 Jun 2005 Canada saw the end of the emergency state. The dam was overthrown by the Elbow River after one night of heavy rain, hail, and cold temperatures. The low-lying areas in Calgary, Alberta were evacuated again. Okotoks and High River were also evacuated. Sundre was also evacuated.
  • 19 Jun 2005 The flash flooding that occurred in the UK caused severe damage to several North Yorkshire towns and villages, including Thirsk and Helmsley, which were affected by the burst banks of the rivers Swale, Rye and Hawnby.
  • 20 Jun 2005 Chief US Immigration Judge Michael Creppy rules John Demjanjuk, a Ukrainian-born man, can be deported as he was a guard at a concentration camp during World War II.
  • 21 Jun 2005 Elizabeth II conducts an International Fleet Review of 167 international warships at the Solent as part of Trafalgar 200 celebrations.
  • 22 Jun 2005 German car manufacturer BMW buys Formula One team Sauber Petronas. The new team will likely be known as BMW Sauber in the next season. BBC Sport
  • 23 Jun 2005 In Kelo v. New London, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 that local governments may seize residential or commercial property to finance private development projects. This is a "public use" as defined by the 5th Amendment. (Market Watch),
  • 24 Jun 2005 Five people are shot to death in Yuma, Arizona. A sixth victim is killed at a local hospital.
  • 25 Jun 2005 A shark attack kills a 14-year old girl from Louisiana in Destin, Florida.
  • 26 Jun 2005 Richard Whiteley, the host of Channel 4's game show Countdown for 23 years, has died at the age of 61.
  • 27 Jun 2005 Domino Harvey is killed in an accident. Harvey was a famed bounty hunter. Keira Knightley played Domino.
  • 28 Jun 2005 War in Afghanistan: Operation Red Wing is a failed counterinsurgent operation in Kunar, Afghanistan.
  • 29 Jun 2005 The United States House of Representatives approves a $1.17 Billion funding bill for Amtrak for fiscal year 2006. This amount is less than the original $2 billion Amtrak requested. The funding was approved as an amendment to a bill that addressed general transportation and treasury. The House also removed the provision in the bill that would have required Amtrak to cease passenger train service on economically unprofitable routes. The Senate has not yet approved the funding.
  • 30 Jun 2005 Belgian Parliament Speaker Herman De Croo cancels lunch with an Iranian delegation led by Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel. Anne-Marie Lizin was also unable to meet with the Iranian delegation because the men refused to shake hands.
  • 04 Jun 2005 The Civic Forum of the Romanians of Covasna, Harghita and Mureș is founded.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 2005?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - We Belong Togetheryoutube
  2. - Inside Your Heavenyoutube
  3. - Hollaback Girlyoutube
  4. - Oh
  5. - Just A Lil Bit

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Axel F
  2. - Ghetto Gospel
  3. - Lonely
  4. - You're Beautifulyoutube
  5. - Feel Good Inc


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 2005?

French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating For Pleasure by Mireille Guiliano

French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating For Pleasure


This is the #1 bestseller in France. It launched a revolutionary French revolution about healthy living. French women aren't fat even though they love bread, pastry, wine and three-course meals.

Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker



Virgil Cole, Everett Hitch and Everett Hitch arrive at Appaloosa to find the town in turmoil. The rancher has already fled the city marshal.

Three Nights In August by Buzz Bissinger

Three Nights In August


Three Nights in Aug captures the emotional and strategic complexities of baseball's most iconic form, the three-game series. We are able to watch the St. Louis Cardinals take on their archrival Chicago Cubs from the stands.

Marriage Most Scandalous by Johanna Lindse

Marriage Most Scandalous


Romance: A marriage of convenience can turn out to be passionate.

Collapse by Jared Diamond



Jared Diamond's sequel to Guns, Gers and Steel, which won the Pulitzer-Prize, explores how climate change, population explosion and political discord have created the conditions for the publication.