October 2005 calendar

October 2005

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2005?


  • 01 Oct 2005 The volcano Ilamatepec erupts in a coffee-growing region 40 miles (60km) west of San Salvador. It spews rock and ash into surrounding air. The Salvadoran government evacuates hundreds from the area and reports no injuries. The additional volcanic debris has significantly worsened San Salvador's already poor air quality. (Yahoo! news (Link dead at 22:37 on 14 January 2007 (UTC).
  • 02 Oct 2005 20 people are killed in a shipwreck at Lake George, New York.
  • 03 Oct 2005 U.S. President George W. Bush nominated Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 04 Oct 2005 The United States President George W. Bush expressed concern about an avian flu epidemic. He asks Congress to pass legislation allowing the military to impose a quarantine in case of a pandemic.
  • 05 Oct 2005 Level 3 Communications ends peering connectivity between its Internet network, and that of Cogent Communications due to a financial dispute. This means that thousands of Internet users cannot access certain sites.
  • 06 Oct 2005 The International Criminal Court issued the first arrest warrants for five leaders of the Lord's Resistance Army (a rebel group that was founded in Uganda)
  • 07 Oct 2005 U.S. forces attack Afghanistan in conflict Four Afghan police officers are killed by U.S. troops after they mistakenly believe them to be militants in Girishk, Helmand Province.
  • 08 Oct 2005 2005 Kashmir earthquake: Tens of thousands of people are killed in a magnitude 7.6 earthquake that struck parts of Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan.
  • 09 Oct 2005 Donald Tusk, the frontrunner of the liberal (libertarian), Civic Platform party, received approximately 35.8% of votes in the Polish presidential election. This is slightly more than Lech Kaczynski, who was 33.3% behind the conservative Law and Justice Party. On October 23, Tusk will face Kaczynski in a run-off election.
  • 10 Oct 2005 New Orleans: New Orleans: Three New Orleans officers are accused of nearly killing Robert Davis and assaulting the cameraman who recorded the incident. Louisiana police are investigating claims that 200 cars were stolen by New Orleans police (41 Cadillacs). (Yahoo). Widespread suicide and desertion among New Orleans police officers have been reported after Hurricane Katrina.
  • 11 Oct 2005 Conflict in Iraq: More than 30 people are killed in suicide bombing attacks by insurgents in Talafar (North West Iraq).
  • 12 Oct 2005 Referendum on the proposed new constitution for Iraq is held.
  • 13 Oct 2005 Because of the increase in violence, some UN staff will be evacuated from Sudan's West Darfur. Officials from the United Nations stated that violence in the region had prevented aid access to 650,000 refugees.
  • 14 Oct 2005 The Zimbabwean state-owned media reports that the United States Ambassador was briefly detained by the Zimbabwean government on Monday, October 10. After a formal apology, the United States considered the matter closed.
  • 15 Oct 2005 Over 100 people are arrested in a riot that broke out in Toledo, Ohio during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi demonstration.
  • 16 Oct 2005 Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam addresses the Millions More event at Washington DC and condemns George W. Bush's federal government response to Hurricane Katrina.
  • 17 Oct 2005 2 Umrah pilgrims died when the ship they were on their way back in collided with a cargo ship in Suez Canal. Although initial reports claimed 20 deaths, more than 90 people were hurt.
  • 18 Oct 2005 Kenneth Clarke, the ex-chancellor of the UK Conservative Party, has been eliminated from the race for the role of next leader.
  • 19 Oct 2005 Hurricane Wilma is the Atlantic's most powerful hurricane ever recorded, with a minimum pressure 882 mb.
  • 20 Oct 2005 Ontario will be the first Canadian province that extends daylight saving time in an effort to keep pace with the United States, its largest trading partner.
  • 21 Oct 2005 Lyn Knight sells Series 1890 $1000 US Treasury "Grand Watermelon” note for record US$1,092,500
  • 22 Oct 2005 Tropical Storm Alpha forms in Atlantic Basin. The 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season was the most active Atlantic hurricane season ever recorded, with 22 named storms.
  • 23 Oct 2005 Avian influenza: The Swedish National Veterinary Institute reported that a dead duck was found near Stockholm with an undetermined strain.
  • 24 Oct 2005 Hurricane Wilma hits Florida, resulting in 35 deaths and 26 injuries in direct and indirect ways. It also causes $20.6 billion USD of damage.
  • 25 Oct 2005 Conflict between Israel and Palestine: Israeli warplanes, artillery units attacked areas in the northern Gaza Strip.
  • 26 Oct 2005 American casualties in the war on Iraq have reached 2,000.
  • 27 Oct 2005 Harriet Miers resigns from the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 28 Oct 2005 After being accused of obstruction of justice, perjury, and making a false statement during the leak investigation into the US Central Intelligence Agency, Lewis "Scooter," Libby, vice presidential adviser has resigned.
  • 29 Oct 2005 More than 60 people were killed in the Delhi bombings on 29 October 2005.
  • 30 Oct 2005 After a thirteen year rebuilding process, the rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed by firebombing Dresden during World War II), is now resecrated.
  • 31 Oct 2005 U.S. President George W. Bush has named Samuel Alito, Federal Appeals Court Judge, to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 12 Oct 2005 The second Chinese human spaceflight, Shenzhou 6, is launched, carrying two cosmonauts in orbit for five days.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Gold Digger
  2. - Shake It Off
  3. - Photograph
  4. - Run It!youtube
  5. - Like You

Top #4 songs in the UK

  1. - Push The Button
  2. - Don't Cha
  3. - We Be Burnin'
  4. - Tripping


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 2005?

The Divide by Nicholas Evans

The Divide


The #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR of THE HORSE WHISPERER... is back with an epic novel of the human heart.

Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell

Lipstick Jungle


This is the new novel by the bestselling author. It's about three powerful, sexy career women who will do whatever it takes to keep at the top of their field.

Condi Vs. Hillary by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

Condi Vs. Hillary


Who will be the president of the United States in 2008? Many think Hillary Clinton is the one to lose in the White House. Eileen McGann and Dick Morris, long-standing strategists, reveal this in Condi Vs.

Bait And Switch by Barbara Ehrenreich

Bait And Switch


The New York Times bestseller investigation on white-collar unemployment by "our premier reporter from the underside capitalism"--The New York Times Book ReviewAmericans are living in increasingly precarious working conditions.

Shalimar The Clown by Salman Rushdie

Shalimar The Clown


"Dazzling . . . "The Amazing Mix of Modern Drama, Ramayan Epic, Courtroom Drama, Slapstick Comedy, Wartime Adventure, Political Satire, Village Legend-They're all here beautifully."