November 2005 calendar

November 2005

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 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 November 2005: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2005?


  • 01 Nov 2005 United States Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, along with his fellow Democrats, force a closed session to the Senate in protest of the Lewis Libby Indictment.
  • 02 Nov 2005 Nino Vieira, Guinea Bissau's President, appoints Aristides Gomes as the new Prime Minister. He replaces Carlos Gomes Junior.
  • 03 Nov 2005 Measles Initiative (MI), announced that more than 200 million African children have been vaccinated against measles since 1999. This has reduced the incidence by 60% and saved 1 million lives.
  • 04 Nov 2005 Bilateral Investment Treaty signed by the U.S. government and Uruguay.
  • 05 Nov 2005 400th anniversary of Guy Fawkes’ attempt to blow up Parliament with King James I. of England inside.
  • 06 Nov 2005 At least 22 people are killed when a tornado strikes western Kentucky and southwestern Indiana.
  • 07 Nov 2005 Abator Thomas, the Minister of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone, says that polio is now eradicated in the country thanks to a successful immunization campaign.
  • 08 Nov 2005 2005 Liberian elections. Liberians vote in a presidential runoff election between George Weah, a millionaire soccer player, and former finance minister. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Sirleaf wins 59.4 % to Weah’s 40.6 percent.
  • 09 Nov 2005 The Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan is the launch site for the Venus Express mission by the European Space Agency.
  • 10 Nov 2005 Liberian presidential election: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf defeats George Weah in the Liberian presidential runoff election. Johnson-Sirleaf is the first African woman to be elected as head of state. AP, NYT
  • 11 Nov 2005 After pressure from the British Foreign Office, three British prisoners were released in Iran. They were taken by Iranian Navy patrol boats as they attempted to sail their boat to Abu Musa, a disputed island that is claimed by Iran and the United Arab Emirates.
  • 12 Nov 2005 Amir Peretz is the new head for the Israeli Labor Party and warns Ariel Sharon, Israeli Prime Minister, that if Sharon doesn't pick an early election date, Peretz will initiate a motion in no confidence forcing a snap vote within 90 days.
  • 13 Nov 2005 Leaders of Canada's three opposition parties, Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe, Stephen Harper issued a joint ultimatum requesting that the next Canadian federal election be moved to February instead of April. If Paul Martin's Liberal government doesn't agree to the move in writing, they threaten to pass a motion de non-confidence and force a Christmas election. Martin rejects their offer.
  • 14 Nov 2005 Germany: CDU, CSU, and SPD conference approve a coalition agreement that will see Angela Merkel elected Chancellor on November 22.
  • 15 Nov 2005 Boeing officially launches the stretched Boeing 7477-8 variant, with Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines placing orders.
  • 16 Nov 2005 During fighting between Kurdish PKK rebels and Turkish police, 1 person is killed and 15 are hurt in Hakkari Province, Turkey.
  • 17 Nov 2005 Sri Lankan Presidential Election, 2005: Sri Lanka holds its fifth presidential election to appoint its fifth executive president. The election was peaceful, despite minor incidents. In the election, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa defeated Ranil Wickremesinghe.
  • 18 Nov 2005 Tropical Storm Gamma is formed from the regeneration of Tropical Depression 27 and becomes the 24th named storm in the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season.
  • 19 Nov 2005 Haditha murders are common.
  • 20 Nov 2005 The Washington Post has rebuked Bob Woodward, a journalist who was involved in the leak investigation into the US Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 21 Nov 2005 Conflict in Iraq: Five civilians from Iraq, including three children and their families, were killed by U.S. troops while they approached a Baquba checkpoint. As the minibus was approaching a roadblock, it failed to stop.
  • 22 Nov 2005 Angela Merkel is the first female Chancellor in Germany.
  • 23 Nov 2005 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first African woman president, is elected President of Liberia.
  • 24 Nov 2005 CHOGM – The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting takes place in Malta.
  • 25 Nov 2005 In Valletta, Malta, opens the 20th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
  • 26 Nov 2005 Conflict in Iraq: Four Westerners were kidnapped while they were in Baghdad.
  • 27 Nov 2005 Amiens, France is home to the first partial human facial transplant.
  • 28 Nov 2005 Jalal Talabani, the Iraqi president, has called Iyad allawi's remarks "nonsense". Allawi said that human rights violations in Iraq are as serious now as under Saddam Hussein. Talabani said that the government is against torture and harming Prisoners.
  • 29 Nov 2005 E. Cardon Walker, president of Walt Disney Productions (1971-1980), CEO (1976-1983) and chairman (1980-83), dies.
  • 30 Nov 2005 John Sentamu is enthroned as the 97th archbishop of York and becomes the Church of England's first black archbishop.
  • 09 Nov 2005 The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Gold Digger
  2. - Run It!youtube
  3. - My Humps
  4. - Photograph
  5. - Soul Survivor

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - You Raise Me Up
  2. - Hung Up
  3. - StickWitU
  4. - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
  5. - Push The Button


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 2005?

The Game by Neil Strauss

The Game


An underground seduction lair is hidden in almost every major city around the globe. These lairs are where men can trade the most powerful techniques to charm women.

A Crack In The Edge Of The World by Simon Winchester

A Crack In The Edge Of The World


In 1906, San Francisco was rocked by a magnitude 8.25 earthquake. This earthquake was unleashed from ancient geologic forces. The city was in complete ruin less than one minute later.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia


A stunning hardcover volume that contains all seven books of the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. It features black-and-white chapter opening illustrations, and an essay by C.

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner



What is more dangerous: a gun, or a swimming-pool? What does sumo wrestlers and schoolteachers have in common What does it really matter how much parents are important? These are not the typical questions an economist would ask.

Marley & Me by John Grogan

Marley & Me


This is the heartwarming story of a family who lost their dog to neurotic behavior.