March 2005 calendar

March 2005

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 2005.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on March 2005: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2005?


  • 01 Mar 2005 The death penalty is unconstitutional in the United States for juveniles who have committed crimes before the age of 18. This ruling was made by the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 02 Mar 2005 The nation's highest award, the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously, is awarded by President George W. Bush to Jackie Robinson's wife. Robinson died in 1972.
  • 03 Mar 2005 Mayerthorpe Incident: James Roszko kills four Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers during a drug bust on his property in Rochfort bridge, Alberta. He then commits suicide. This is the most serious incident in peacetime for the RCMP since the North-West Rebellion and 1885.
  • 04 Mar 2005 Giuliana, an Italian journalist and reporter for Il Manifesto was abducted. She is now free in Iraq. Nicola Calipari (an Italian secret agent) was killed and Sgrena was wounded after a U.S.-armored vehicle opened fire at her car as it approached a checkpoint.
  • 05 Mar 2005 Syria's President Bashar al-Assad announces that Syria will pull out all 14,000 troops from Lebanon to the Bekaa Valley, near the Syrian-Lebanese border.
  • 06 Mar 2005 The Bolivian President Carlos Mesa has resigned effective Monday
  • 07 Mar 2005 Prisoner abuse in Iraq: American troops were filmed by their superiors in Iraq punching a prisoner who was seriously injured. The arm of the corpse appears to be waving.
  • 08 Mar 2005 The People's Republic of China has ratified an anti-secession bill, which is intended to prevent Taiwan from declaring its independence. {{cite web|url=
  • 09 Mar 2005 Cyclone Ingrid has become a category 3 storm and is currently crossing the Cape York Peninsula, northern Queensland, Australia, late on March 9, 2005 UTC. ABOM
  • 10 Mar 2005 After widespread dissatisfaction with his tenure, Tung Chee Haa is forced to resign as the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong.
  • 11 Mar 2005 Three people are killed, including a judge at the Fulton County Courthouse, Atlanta, Georgia. Brian Nichols, the main suspect surrenders to police the following day.
  • 12 Mar 2005 The 3rd Plenum of 10th National People's Congress elected President Hu Jintao of China to the position of Chairman of the Central Military Commission.
  • 13 Mar 2005 Terry Ratzmann kills six members of Living Church of God, and also the minister at Sheraton Inn Brookfield, Wisconsin. He then commits suicide.
  • 14 Mar 2005 Massive protests are held in Beirut, Lebanon against the presence of Syria. An estimated 800,000.
  • 15 Mar 2005 U.S. Representative Henry Waxman sent a harsh letter to President George W. Bush. He accused the administration of withholding until after the election a damaging auditor regarding Halliburton's overcharges for services in Iraq. (For example, $27,000,000 to transport $82,000 of fuel from Kuwait to Iraq).
  • 16 Mar 2005 Officially, Israel handed Jericho over to Palestinian control.
  • 17 Mar 2005 The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider particle accelerator, Upton, New York may have produced a black hole.
  • 18 Mar 2005 NYC Woman Imam: Amina Wadud (African American Muslim) was a professor of Islamic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She led a congregation that included about 60 women and 40 males in weekly Muslim Friday prayer. This was despite being disapproved by mainstream Muslim scholars.
  • 19 Mar 2005 Japan's most southern main island, Kyushu, is struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Japan's Meteorological Agency warns of tsunamis that could strike areas along the coast of Kyushu.
  • 20 Mar 2005 Fukuoka in Japan experiences a magnitude 6.6 earthquake. This is the country's first major earthquake in more than 100 years. One person is killed and hundreds are injured.
  • 21 Mar 2005 Red Lake High School massacre in Minnesota kills ten people. It is the deadliest school shooting since Columbine High School massacre.
  • 22 Mar 2005 The World Hockey Association has announced that six teams will participate in the "Bobby Hull Invitational" in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in May 2005.
  • 23 Mar 2005 A blast occurs at one of BP’s largest oil refineries, Texas City. It kills 15 people and injures more than 170.
  • 24 Mar 2005 North Carolina State University paleontologists announce the discovery of structures that resemble blood vessels and red cells in the hindlimb fossil of Tyrannosaurus Rex. (Science Magazine) (BBC).
  • 25 Mar 2005 Many Imax cinemas across the US (Texas, Georgia, and the Carolinas), have decided not to show the film Volcanoes of the Deep Sea due to its references to evolution theory.
  • 26 Mar 2005 Taiwan's government has called on 1,000,000 Taiwanese citizens to protest the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China. The demonstration is expected to attract between 200,000 and 300,000.
  • 27 Mar 2005 Easter Sunday is celebrated by Christians all over the globe.
  • 28 Mar 2005 Sumatran's 2005 earthquake rocked Indonesia. It is magnitude 8.7, which makes it the fourth-strongest earthquake since 1965.
  • 29 Mar 2005 The new album Guero by Beck is out.
  • 30 Mar 2005 It is a dispute between Malta and Italy about the transport of illegal Chinese immigrants between Malta, Sicily, and Malta.
  • 31 Mar 2005 March 31, 2005 was the last day you could apply for the Sales Tax Amnesty Program at the California State Board of Equalization.
  • 01 Mar 2005 In Roper v. Simmons, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the execution of juveniles found guilty of any crime is unconstitutional.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Candy Shop
  2. - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
  3. - Let Me Love Youyoutube
  4. - Disco Inferno
  5. - Obsession (No Es Amor)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Over And Over
  2. - (Is This The Way To) Amarillo
  3. - All About You / You've Got A Friend
  4. - Let Me Love Youyoutube
  5. - Get Right


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 2005?

The Rising by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins

The Rising


The Rising is the beginning of a new Left Behind series, which will offer a glimpse into the lives and times of your favorite characters prior to the Rapture. Ever wondered about Rayford, Irene and Chloe Steele's lives before the …

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.

God'S Politics by Jim Wallis

God'S Politics


The New York Times Bestseller God's Politics resonated with Americans who were disenchanted by how the Right had coopted all talk of integrating religious values into politics and with the Left.

Blood Brother by Anne Bird

Blood Brother


What happens if you are given up for adoption as a child and reestablish contact with your biological relatives only to find out that your brother is a murderer?

Smashed by Koren Zailckas



Smashed was a New York Times bestseller and became a media hit.