January 7th, 2005

January 7th, 2005, was a Friday. It was Day 7 of 2005. The decade was the 2000s.

18 years, 4 months, and 28 days have passed since January 7th, 2005.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on January 7th, 2005?

  • Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston announce their separation.
Song charts

Music charts.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 7th, 2005.

  • United States: Let Me Love You - Mario
  • United Kingdom: Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid 20

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 7th, 2005.

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Let Me Love You - Mario
  • Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell
  • 1, 2 Step - Ciara Featuring Missy Elliott
  • Soldier - Destiny's Child Featuring T.I. & Lil Wayne
  • Lovers And Friends - Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Usher & Ludacris
Play the top singles from the year 2005.
A Spotify playlist of hit songs from 2005. Take a trip back to the peak days of Mario, Kanye West, 50 Cent and James Blunt.
Meet the Fockers

Top movie at the box office.

The movie "Meet the Fockers" was at the top of the box office on January 7th, 2005.

Take me back to January 7th, 2005!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 7th, 2005, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Most people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays. In America, the song Let Me Love You by Mario is at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid 20 is the number-one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Meet the Fockers is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "ER", "Two and a Half Men", "Joey", and "Desperate Housewives".

In technology news, more and more people are beginning to gain access to the Internet. Internet speeds are increasing and MP3 sharing is beginning to threaten the existence of music stores. People are using a software program called LimeWire to share music, software, and videos. Unfortunately, it is also a haven for computer viruses. Smartphones don't exist yet. There are no Androids or iPhones.

Internet users are using MSN Messenger and AIM to chat with each other online. Cameras on phones have now become the norm. Furthermore, the quality of these cameras is continuing to increase with each new phone release. We are now entering an age where any event can be instantly photographed or recorded. Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or Bebo account.

It's 2005, so the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, Mario, Kelly Clarkson, 50 Cent, Kanye West and Ciara. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt have just announced that they are separating. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Lamont Bentley, Johnnie Cochran, Pope John Paul II, and Luther Vandross would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "RuneScape", "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow", "Spider-Man 2", and "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Bear in the Big Blue House", "Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids", "Teen Titans", and "My Life as a Teenage Robot". Children are playing with toys such as Betty Spaghetty (doll), VideoNow (portable player), RoboSapien (toy robot), and the Nintendo DS.


News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 7th, 2005.

  • Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston split up.

    Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston split up.

    In early January 2005, actor Brad Pitt and Friends star Jennifer Aniston announced that they were separating after four years of marriage. Afterwards, the media began speculating that Pitt had cheated on Aniston with his "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" co-star Angelina Jolie.

  • Green Day - "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"

    Green Day - "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"

    "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day went on to win a Grammy for 2005's Record of the Year.

  • 2005 in music.

    2005 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2005 included 50 Cent, The Game, Green Day, Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, Ciara, Mariah Carey, The Pussycat Dolls, Missy Elliott, The Black Eyed Peas, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown and Kanye West.

  • The highest paid celebrities in 2005.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2005.

    According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2005 were Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, Mel Gibson, George Lucas, Shaquille O'Neal, Steven Spielberg, Johnny Depp, Madonna, Elton John and Tom Cruise.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2005?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2005?

    In 2005, the best NBA players were Steve Nash, Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Amare Stoudemire, Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady, Shawn Marion, Ben Wallace and Gilbert Arenas.

  • Time Person of the Year 2005.

    Time Person of the Year 2005.

    U2 singer Bono, Bill Gates, and Melinda Gates were listed as the "Time Person of the Year 2005" under the title "The Good Samaritans."

  • Kelly Brook.

    Kelly Brook.

    English model Kelly Brook was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2005.

  • 2005 in movies.

    2005 in movies.

    Movies released in 2005 included Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, King Kong, Madagascar, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, War of the Worlds, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Batman Begins, Hitch, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Brokeback Mountain, Sin City, Walk the Line, Pride & Prejudice and Capote.

  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world.

    In 2005, the best soccer players were Ronaldinho, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Thierry Henry, Andriy Shevchenko, Paolo Maldini, Adriano, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Kaká, Samuel Eto'o and John Terry.

  • Cameras on phones become the norm.

    Cameras on phones become the norm.

    By 2005 and 2006, cameras on cellphones had become the norm. People could now take photographs and record videos in an instant. This was the beginning of a new era in which no event would go uncaptured.

  • Crash.


    The film "Crash" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2005.

  • Bebo.


    A social network called Bebo was becoming the latest craze in countries such as Ireland, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.

  • Happy Slapping.

    Happy Slapping.

    A controversial fad called "Happy Slapping" originated in the United Kingdom during the mid-2000s. The trend involved slapping someone for the sole purpose of recording the incident with a camera phone.

  • MySpace.


    MySpace was the most popular social network in the world between 2005 and 2008. The site gave users the ability to customize their profiles by editing HTML and embedding songs. It also had chat rooms and other features.

  • Scene kids.

    Scene kids.

    "Scene Kids" became a big subculture in the latter half of the decade. Their fashion consisted of skinny jeans, bright colors, and straight hair with long fringes.

  • 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

    2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

    On December 26th, 2004, over 227,000 people were killed after a devastating tsunami struck Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and a number of other countries near the Indian Ocean.

  • Ugg boots.

    Ugg boots.

    Sheepskin-lined kicks called "Ugg boots" were in style. Celebrities such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton helped popularize the craze.

  • Landline phones begin to die out.

    Landline phones begin to die out.

    The popularity of house telephones was starting to decline due to the rise of personal cellphones.

  • Internet usage increases dramatically.

    Internet usage increases dramatically.

    From about 2002 onward, Internet usage increased dramatically across the world. Faster broadband networks were being rolled out, allowing users to download and stream their favorite music and videos. It was around this time that social networks became a thing.

  • The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    The Internet begins to hurt music stores.

    MP3 sharing on the Internet became extremely common in the early-to-mid 2000s. MP3 players were taking over, and portable CD players such as the "Discman" were being phased out. As downloads surged, it became increasingly obvious that most music stores would not survive the onslaught of the new digital age.

  • The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 & the Xbox.

    The PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox were competing with one another.

  • MSN Messenger and AIM.

    MSN Messenger and AIM.

    People were using MSN Messenger and AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) to chat with their friends online.



Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 18 years, 4 months, and 28 days have passed since January 7th, 2005.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 1 of 2005.
  • Leap Year: 2005 was not a leap year.
  • Age: People born on January 7th, 2005, are now 18 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2005 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1105056000.

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Around this time.

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around January 7th, 2005.

  • December 8th, 2004: Pantera founder Dimebag Darrell is shot and killed onstage.
  • December 10th, 2004: The Phantom of the Opera (2004) is released in cinemas.
  • December 11th, 2004: Steve Brookstein wins The X Factor.
  • December 11th, 2004: Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennett are crowned as the winners of Strictly Come Dancing.
  • December 13th, 2004: Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko is awarded the 2004 Ballon d'Or.
  • December 13th, 2004: Jay-Z and Linkin Park release the song "Numb/Encore".
  • December 14th, 2004: Gwen Stefani releases the song "Rich Girl".
  • December 15th, 2004: Million Dollar Baby (2004) is released in cinemas.
  • December 15th, 2004: UK politics: Home Secretary David Blunkett resigns amid allegations that he fast-tracked a visa application for his ex-lover's nanny.
  • December 20th, 2004: £26.5 million is stolen from the headquarters of Northern Bank in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • December 21st, 2004: National Treasure (2004), starring Nicholas Cage, is released in cinemas.
  • December 26th, 2004: 230,000 people are killed when an earthquake in the Indian Ocean causes a tsunami.
  • January 4th, 2005: Irish Crime: 11-year-old Robert Holohan goes missing in Cork, Ireland.
  • This date: January 7th, 2005
  • January 9th, 2005: The single "Bad Day" is released by Daniel Powter.
  • January 11th, 2005: The game Resident Evil 4 is released.
  • January 14th, 2005: Coach Carter (2005) is released.
  • January 14th, 2005: German fashion designer Rudolph Moshammer is found murdered at his mansion in Munich.
  • January 14th, 2005: Photographs of Prince Harry wearing a Nazi costume are published.
  • January 14th, 2005: It is announced that the English pop punk band "Busted" are splitting up.
  • January 15th, 2005: The single "Candy Shop" is released by rapper 50 Cent.
  • January 18th, 2005: The first episode of the reality TV show "My Super Sweet 16" is aired on MTV.
  • January 18th, 2005: Rapper The Game releases his debut studio album "The Documentary".
  • January 20th, 2005: Jamaican dancehall star "Bogle" is shot dead outside of a gas station in Kingston.
  • January 21st, 2005: The first episode of "American Dragon: Jake Long" is aired on Disney Channel.
  • January 23rd, 2005: American television host Johnny Carson passes away after suffering from emphysema.
  • January 24th, 2005: Former Irish Justice Minister Ray Burke is sentenced to six months in prison for tax evasion.
  • January 25th, 2005: AOL discontinues its Usenet service.
  • January 26th, 2005: Soccer pundit Rodney Marsh is sacked by Sky Sports for making an on-air joke about the Asia tsunami disaster.
  • January 30th, 2005: The first free Parliamentary elections in Iraq since 1958 take place.
  • January 31st, 2005: Tiesto releases his song "Adagio for Strings".
  • February 6th, 2005: Super Bowl XXXIX: The New England Patriots defeat the Philadelphia Eagles by 24-21 at the Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 7th, 2005, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2005 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 7th, 2005 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of mid-2000s fashion.

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-2000s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows in 2005.

Television shows that people were watching in January 2005.

TV shows from January, 2005.

Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.

Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica
Sci-fi series.

Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.

Boston Legal
Boston Legal
TV show about a Boston law firm.

New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.

Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.

Short-lived spin-off show about the life of Friend's character Joey Tribbiani.

Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Atlantis
Spin-off of the original Stargate series.

Western television series.

Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Car customization show hosted by rapper Xzibit.

The Apprentice
The Apprentice
Reality TV show starring Donald Trump.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.

Arrested Development
Arrested Development
American sitcom starring Michael Cera.

Cold Case
Cold Case
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill
Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.

Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.

Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Reality series about the marriage of Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson.

The O.C.
The O.C.
Teen drama sitcom.

Hidden camera / prank TV show created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg.

Without a Trace
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.

CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.

8 Simple Rules
8 Simple Rules
Starring John Ritter, Kaley Cuoco and Katey Sagal.

The Wire
The Wire
American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.

The Shield
The Shield
Police drama.

Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.

TV show based on the Superman story.

Comedy show about a new group of medical students.

Cars in 2005.

2005 saw the introduction of cars such as the Buick Lucerne, the Honda Civic (eighth generation), the Volkswagen Passat (B6), the Citroën C6, the Mercury Milan and the Dodge Charger (2005).

Cars in 2005.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 7th, 2005.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2005.

Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County

Veronica Mars
Veronica Mars



Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom

Drake & Josh
Drake & Josh

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

My Life as a Teenage Robot
My Life as a Teenage Robot

Teen Titans
Teen Titans

That's So Raven
That's So Raven

Jimmy Neutron
Jimmy Neutron

Kim Possible
Kim Possible

The Cramp Twins
The Cramp Twins

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

My Wife and Kids
My Wife and Kids

Grounded for Life
Grounded for Life

As Told by Ginger
As Told by Ginger

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants

Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy

The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls

That '70s Show
That '70s Show


Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House

7th Heaven
7th Heaven


Popular toys and games in 2005.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2005.

The Nintendo DS
The Nintendo DS

RoboSapien (toy robot)
RoboSapien (toy robot)

VideoNow (portable player)
VideoNow (portable player)

Beyblades (spinning top toys)
Beyblades (spinning top toys)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

The Xbox
The Xbox

Bratz dolls
Bratz dolls

The PlayStation 2
The PlayStation 2

Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in January of 2005.

World of Warcraft 2004
World of Warcraft
Massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 2004
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
The third game in the series.

Half-Life 2 2004
Half-Life 2
FPS game.

Need for Speed: Underground 2 2004
Need for Speed: Underground 2
Racing game.

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap 2004
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Released for the Game Boy Advance.

Halo 2 2004
Halo 2
FPS game that was released for the XBox 360.

Football Manager 2005 2004
Football Manager 2005
Soccer management game.

Killzone 2004
FPS game.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 2004
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3
Construction and management simulation.

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal 2004
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
The third game in the series.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Starring CJ.

The Sims 2 2004
The Sims 2
Life simulation.

Pokémon FireRed Version 2004
Pokémon FireRed Version
Remake of the original Game Boy game.

Counter-Strike: Source 2004
Counter-Strike: Source
FPS game developed by Valve Corporation.

Spider-Man 2 2004
Spider-Man 2
Action-adventure game based on the film of the same name.

Rome: Total War 2004
Rome: Total War
PC strategy game.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow 2004
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
Stealth game.

RuneScape 2001
MMORPG published by Jagex.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2005.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 7th, 2011, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 7th.

Hallie Todd

Born on January 7th, 1962
She turned 43 on this day in 2005.

Rand Paul

American politician.
Born on January 7th, 1963
He turned 42 on this day in 2005.

Nicolas Cage

Born on January 7th, 1964
He turned 41 on this day in 2005.

Dustin Diamond

Actor. Deceased
Born on January 7th, 1977
He turned 28 on this day in 2005.

Lewis Hamilton

Formula One driver.
Born on January 7th, 1985
He turned 20 on this day in 2005.

Eden Hazard

Soccer player.
Born on January 7th, 1991
He turned 14 on this day in 2005.

Lamar Jackson

NFL player.
Born on January 7th, 1997
He turned 8 on this day in 2005.



National holidays and famous events that fall on the 7th of January.

  • Epiphany Day
  • Christmas Day (Russia)
Weather details

Weather on January 7th, 2005.

Historical weather information for January 7th, 2005.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.1 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 28.9 degrees Fahrenheit. -1.72 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 9.14cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.67 degrees Celsius. It was a windy day.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on January 7th, 2005.


UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 7th, 2005 was most likely conceived around April 16th, 2004.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 7th, 2005 is close to September 30th, 2005.

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Stats for January 7th, 2005

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 7th, 2005.

  • A total of 6,723 days have passed since this date.
  • 960 weeks have passed.
  • 580,863,600 seconds have passed since the January 7th, 2005.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 677,674,200 times.
  • Since January 7th, 2005, the Earth has travelled approximately 299,725,617,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 96,810,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 49,954,270 steps. That's about 22,202 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,970,363 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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