September 2005 calendar

September 2005

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2005?


  • 01 Sep 2005 A judge in Aruba has ordered the conditional release Joran van der Sloot (a Dutch citizen aged 18) who is being held in relation to the disappearance Natalee Holloway.
  • 02 Sep 2005 In the midst of growing criticism for his leadership, George W. Bush visits the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. According to media reports, he won't visit New Orleans. Bush claimed that order would be restored, and New Orleans would emerge "from its darkest days".
  • 03 Sep 2005 At the age of 80, William Rehnquist is diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Richard Nixon appointed him Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and he was made Chief Justice in 1986 by Ronald Reagan.
  • 04 Sep 2005 Conflict between Israel and Palestine: PNA President Mahmoud Abubas stated that 97.5 percent Gaza Strip lands Israel would have to evacuate were state-owned lands, and that the Islamic University had the right to be granted lands to help expand its facilities.
  • 05 Sep 2005 President George W. Bush nominates John G. Roberts to be the Chief Justice of America, to replace William Rehnquist who died two days earlier.
  • 06 Sep 2005 Israeli troops are still in the process to withdraw from Gaza and shot a teenager Palestinian teenager. He and 50 others broke a barrier around the evacuated Israeli settlement Gush Katif, and climbed on top of IDF tanks.
  • 07 Sep 2005 Egypt holds its first-ever multi-party presidential election.
  • 08 Sep 2005 Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft arrive at Little Rock Air Force Base to aid in a disaster relief operation. This is the first time Russia has ever flown such an emergency assistance mission to North America.
  • 09 Sep 2005 The United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has appointed Vice Admiral ThadW. Allen, chief of staff of United States Coast Guard to lead Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. He will replace Michael D. Brown, Federal Emergency Management Agency director, who returns home to direct planning for future disaster relief.
  • 10 Sep 2005 After a wall collapsed at the stadium where the football teams were playing, four people died in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • 11 Sep 2005 A videotape claiming to be from Al Qaeda, eleven minutes long, is sent to American network ABC Pakistan. It's shown on 'Good Morning America'. The tape warns of possible attacks on Los Angeles, California, and Melbourne, Australia. Adam Yahiye Gadahn is an American convert to Islam who called the September 11, 2001 attacks "blessed events" and commented on future attacks, saying, "This time, don’t count on us showing restraint or compassion."
  • 12 Sep 2005 Hong Kong Disneyland opens in Penny's Bay on Lantau Island, Hong Kong.
  • 13 Sep 2005 The rebel National Liberation Front of Burundi ends peace negotiations with Pierre Nkurunziza.
  • 14 Sep 2005 Pervez Musharraf (President of Pakistan) shakes hands and Ariel Sharon (Prime Minister of Israel), makes a first public encounter.
  • 15 Sep 2005 Nintendo finally unveils the controller for its next-generation console on its website. The reactions from gamers have been mixed. (Nintendo). Retrieved October 12, 2007, from the Wayback Machine
  • 16 Sep 2005 Paolo Di Lauro, the Camorra boss of organized crime, is arrested in Naples.
  • 17 Sep 2005 Addressing the U.N. General Assembly President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran rejects an offer by the European Union to stop its nuclear program.
  • 18 Sep 2005 Afghan Parliamentary Election: The former Northern Alliance warlords claim victory with their supporters
  • 19 Sep 2005 North Korea accepts that it will stop making nuclear weapons in return for cooperation and aid.
  • 20 Sep 2005 Conflict in Iraq: Five U.S. soldiers die in three insurgent attacks in Iraq, one in Baghdad and two in Ramadi.
  • 21 Sep 2005 JetBlue Airways Flight 292 on its way to New York, departing from Burbank, California. The nose wheels were rotated 90 degrees to their left shortly after takeoff. Airbus A320-232 circles Los Angeles in order to use up fuel before landing at Los Angeles Airport.
  • 22 Sep 2005 Australia has agreed to finance Indonesia's response against avian flu by contributing to the funding of an international team from the World Health Organisation and providing antiviral drugs for health workers to prevent a pandemic. Kevin Rudd, the Federal Opposition's foreign affairs spokesperson, called for a regional summit to discuss the issue and urged Australia to continue cooperating with regional states.
  • 23 Sep 2005 Filiberto Rios, leader of the Puerto Rican nationalist movement, is shot and killed in a shootout with FBI.
  • 24 Sep 2005 Protests against the Iraq War are taking place around the world, with more than 150,000 people protesting in Washington DC.
  • 25 Sep 2005 American psychiatrist, M. Scott Peck M.D., best-selling author. After a long battle with Parkinson's disease, pancreatic and liver cancer, Peck died. Peck, who was 69, was the author The Road Less Traveled. (New York Times).
  • 26 Sep 2005 U.S. Army Reserve Officer Lynndie England is convicted on six out of seven charges in connection to the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scam.
  • 27 Sep 2005 Karen Hughes, a US State Department representative, visits Jidda in Saudi Arabia. She suggests that Saudi women should be allowed to drive cars and "fully participate" within society.
  • 28 Sep 2005 American politician Tom DeLay was indicted by a Texas grand jury on criminal conspiracy.
  • 29 Sep 2005 John G. Roberts, Jr., is confirmed and sworn into office as Chief Justice of The United States.
  • 30 Sep 2005 Michael Eisner, the last day of his tenure as CEO at The Walt Disney Company, resigns from The Walt Disney Company's board of directors. The company's value during Eisner's tenure (1984-2005), rose from US$3billion to US$60billion. Robert Iger is the new CEO of the company.
  • 05 Sep 2005 Mandala Airlines Flight 091 crashes after takeoff from Polonia International Airport in Medan, Indonesia, killing 149.
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - We Belong Togetheryoutube
  2. - Gold Digger
  3. - Don't Cha
  4. - Shake It Off
  5. - Pon de Replay

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Don't Cha
  2. - Push The Button
  3. - Dare
  4. - Pon De Replay
  5. - Bad Dayyoutube


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 2005?

From Pieces To Weight by 50 Cent

From Pieces To Weight


50 Cent, the rap mogul, opens up about his complex life in the New York Times bestseller From Pieces to Weight. He discusses his childhood and the murder of his mother, which he committed when he was twelve.

Eldest by Christopher Paolini



The Inheritance Cycle, a New York Times bestseller about the dragon rider Eragon, is a must-read for Lord of the Rings fans. It has sold more than 35 million copies worldwide and is a global fantasy sensation. You can find …

Spell Of The Highlander by Karen Marie Moning

Spell Of The Highlander


Powerful. Sensual. Seductive. He is the most shamelessly erotic man I know. Karen Moning, a New York Times bestseller and Highlander author, creates a sexy scene in her most sexy Highlander novel to date.

The Last True Story I'Ll Ever Tell by John Crawford

The Last True Story I'Ll Ever Tell


John Crawford, a National Guardsman, tells the story of the war in Iraq, following the example of Michael Herr's Dispatches. He joined the Florida National Guard to pay his college tuition.

Why Do Men Have Nipples? by Mark Leyner, Billy Goldberg

Why Do Men Have Nipples?


Are there any doctors in the house? After a few martinis, you start to mingle with the crowd and wonder how long you should stay before you go out for pizza.