April 26, 2005

April 26, 2005, was a Tuesday. It was 19 years, 1 month, and 29 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day


Notable events that occurred on April 26, 2005:

  • Bruce Springsteen releases the album "Devils and Dust".
Song charts

Popular songs

On April 26, 2005, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Candy Shop" by 50 Cent
  • United Kingdom: "(Is This The Way To) Amarillo" by Tony Christie & Peter Kay

The music charts on April 26, 2005

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Candy Shop - 50 Cent Featuring Olivia
  • Hate It Or Love It - The Game Featuring 50 Cent
  • Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
  • Lonely - Akon
  • Obsession (No Es Amor) - Frankie J Featuring Baby Bash
Play the top songs from 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.
The Interpreter

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Interpreter".


This date was 7,000 days ago. Approximately 233 months have passed. It was the 116th day of 2005, in week 17. The decade was the 2000s. People born on this day are currently 19 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 78 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to April 26, 2005

Let's go back to the 2000s.

It is Tuesday, April 26, 2005. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 2005 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song "Candy Shop" by 50 Cent is at the top of the singles charts, while "(Is This The Way To) Amarillo" by Tony Christie & Peter Kay is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie The Interpreter is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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. Satirical factoids about actor Chuck Norris are extremely popular at the moment. These "Chuck Norris Facts" consist of absurd hyperbolic claims about Norris' toughness. The trial of pop star Michael Jackson for child molestation is attracting international media attention.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Luther Vandross, Lloyd Avery II, Tara Correa-McMullen, and Rosa Parks would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "ER", "Stargate SG-1", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", and "CSI: NY". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pokémon FireRed Version", "The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap", "Gran Turismo 4", and "Lego Star Wars: The Video Game".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide", "Unfabulous", "Maya & Miguel", and "The Backyardigans". Popular toys at the moment include the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, Beyblades (spinning top toys), and V. Smile TV Learning System.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 26, 2005.

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are photographed together.

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are photographed together

    On April 19th, 2005, the media published paparazzi photos of Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and her son Maddox at a beach in Kenya. The photos were taken three months after Pitt and Jennifer Aniston announced that they were separating. The photographs fueled speculation that Pitt had cheated on Aniston during the filming of Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are engaged.

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are engaged

    Celebrity news websites were reporting that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner had become engaged after dating for eight months.
  • A new pope is elected.

    A new pope is elected

    German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected as the new pope on April 19th, 2005.
  • The Pussycat Dolls make their debut.

    The Pussycat Dolls make their debut

    In April 2005, the American girl group The Pussycat Dolls released their debut single, Don't Cha.
  • I like the way you move.

    I like the way you move

    The dance music group Bodyrockers released their hit song "I Like the Way" in April 2005.
  • The PSP is released.

    The PSP is released

    Sony released a new handheld game console called the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in March 2005.
  • The trial of Michael Jackson.

    The trial of Michael Jackson

    The trial of pop singer Michael Jackson was taking place in Santa Barbara County. Jackson stood accused of child molestation and four counts of intoxicating a minor to molest him. The trial began on February 28th, 2005. It ended on June 13th, 2005, after Jackson was found not guilty.
  • Chuck Norris Facts.

    Chuck Norris Facts

    Satirical factoids called "Chuck Norris Facts" began to take off in popularity in 2005.
  • 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.
  • Bushisms.


    There were books, websites, and posters dedicated to "Bushisms", which were verbal mishaps by US President George W. Bush. Example: "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
  • 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.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 26, 2005.

  • March 27, 2005: The first episode of Grey's Anatomy is aired.
  • March 29, 2005:
    • The song "We Belong Together" is released by Mariah Carey.
    • American lawyer Johnnie Cochran passes away from a brain tumor.
  • March 31, 2005: A brain-damaged woman named Terri Schiavo dies after several years of legal battles to keep her alive in a vegetative state.
  • April 1, 2005: Sin City (2005) is released.
  • April 2, 2005:
    • Pope John Paul II passes away.
    • Newcastle teammates Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer are both sent off for fighting with each other.
  • April 3, 2005:
    • WrestleMania 21: Batista defeats Triple H at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
    • WrestleMania 21: John Cena wins the WWE Championship after defeating John "Bradshaw" Layfield.
  • April 6, 2005: The first episode of the reality TV show "Meet the Barkers" is aired on MTV.
  • April 8, 2005: The funeral of Pope John Paul II takes place.
  • April 9, 2005: Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are married.
  • April 13, 2005: Dylan Avery releases the conspiracy film "Loose Change".
  • April 14, 2005: The movie Hard Candy (2005) is released in cinemas.
  • April 15, 2005: The Amityville Horror (2005) is released.
  • April 18, 2005: The BodyRockers release their song "I Like the Way".
  • April 19, 2005:
    • Rapper Blade Icewood is fatally shot in Detroit, Michigan.
    • The Pussycat Dolls release their song "Don't Cha".
    • Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected as the new pope.
    • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are engaged.
  • April 23, 2005: "Me at the zoo": The first ever YouTube video is uploaded by the website's co-founder Jawed Karim.
  • April 25, 2005: 107 people are killed after a commuter train derails in Amagasaki, Japan.
  • This date: April 26, 2005
  • April 28, 2005: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) is released.
  • April 29, 2005: The domain name for Reddit is first registered.
  • April 30, 2005: Chelsea win their first Premier League title in 50 years after a 2-0 victory away against Bolton.
  • May 1, 2005: Lionel Messi scores his first senior team goal for Barcelona.
  • May 4, 2005: The dating game show "Next" debuts on MTV.
  • May 5, 2005:
    • Arsenal win the FA Cup final after beating Manchester United on penalties.
    • Tony Blair wins a third term in government after the Labour Party secures a majority in the 2005 United Kingdom general election.
  • May 6, 2005:
    • Kingdom of Heaven (2005) is released.
    • The drama film "Crash", starring Sandra Bullock and Don Cheadle, is released in movie theaters.
  • May 8, 2005: Afghan singer Nasrat Parsa dies in Vancouver, Canada after being punched by an irate fan.
  • May 9, 2005: The Huffington Post website is launched.
  • May 11, 2005: The viral video of "Leeroy Jenkins" charging straight into combat on World of Warcraft is uploaded to the Internet.
  • May 16, 2005:
    • The final episode of Everybody Loves Raymond is aired.
    • Idaho crime: The bodies of the Groene family are discovered at their home near Lake Coeur d'Alene.
  • May 17, 2005:
    • Pop star Kylie Minogue is diagnosed with breast cancer.
    • 50 Cent releases the single "Just a Lil Bit".
  • May 18, 2005:
    • 7-year-old Rahul Raju goes missing in Kerala, India.
    • James Blunt releases the single "You're Beautiful".
  • May 19, 2005:
    • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) is released.
    • Basketball player Reggie Miller plays his final game.
  • May 23, 2005:
    • 5 schoolgirls are killed after their school bus overturns in Meath, Ireland.
    • Actor Tom Cruise famously jumps up and down and declares his love for his new girlfriend Katie Holmes on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • May 24, 2005: Rihanna releases her debut single "Pon de Replay".
  • May 25, 2005:
    • Carrie Underwood wins Season 4 of American Idol.
    • Liverpool defeat A.C. Milan in the Champions League Final, despite being 3-0 down at half time.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 26, 2005, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 26, 2005 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Mid-2000s fashion

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-2000s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 2005

In April 2005, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from April 2005.

Meet the Barkers
Meet the Barkers
Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
The Office
The Office
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Date My Mom
Date My Mom
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica
Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
Boston Legal
Boston Legal

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 April 26, 2005

If you were a kid on April 26, 2005, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender
American Dragon: Jake Long
American Dragon: Jake Long

Zoey 101
Zoey 101
The Backyardigans
The Backyardigans
Postcards from Buster
Postcards from Buster
Maya & Miguel
Maya & Miguel
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County
Veronica Mars
Veronica Mars
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

Popular toys and games in 2005

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

The Nintendo DS
The Nintendo DS
V. Smile TV Learning System
V. Smile TV Learning System
Furreal Luv Cubs
Furreal Luv Cubs
Baby Annabell
Baby Annabell
Tamagotchi Connection
Tamagotchi Connection
RoboSapien (toy robot)
RoboSapien (toy robot)
Cosmolight Alien Eggs
Cosmolight Alien Eggs
Mighty Beanz
Mighty Beanz
Ello Creation System
Ello Creation System
Easy-Bake Real Meal
Easy-Bake Real Meal
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in April 2005.

Guild Wars 2005
Guild Wars
Psychonauts 2005
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game 2005
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory 2005
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
God of War 2005
God of War
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 2005
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Fight Night Round 2 2005
Fight Night Round 2
Tekken 5 2005
Tekken 5
Gran Turismo 4 2005
Gran Turismo 4
Resident Evil 4 2005
Resident Evil 4
World of Warcraft 2004
World of Warcraft
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 2004
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Were you born on April 26, 2005?

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 April 26, 2011, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 26.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Playwright / Poet Deceased
Born on April 26, 1564
He was not alive on this date.

Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito

Born on April 26, 1958
He turned 47 on this day in 2005.

Jet Li

Jet Li

Born on April 26, 1963
He turned 42 on this day in 2005.

Kevin James

Kevin James

Actor / Comedian
Born on April 26, 1965
He turned 40 on this day in 2005.

Melania Trump

Melania Trump

First Lady of the United States
Born on April 26, 1970
She turned 35 on this day in 2005.



Born on April 26, 1970
She turned 35 on this day in 2005.

Joey Jordison

Joey Jordison

American musician Deceased
Born on April 26, 1975
He turned 30 on this day in 2005.

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Born on April 26, 1980
He turned 25 on this day in 2005.

Scotty T

Scotty T

Media personality
Born on April 26, 1988
He turned 17 on this day in 2005.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on April 26, 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 April 26, 2005 was most likely conceived around August 3, 2004.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 26, 2005 is close to January 17, 2006.

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Stats for April 26, 2005


Here are some interesting statistics about April 26, 2005:

  • 7,000 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,000 weeks have passed.
  • 604,800,000 seconds have passed since April 26, 2005.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 705,600,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 312,076,800,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 100,800,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 52,012,800 steps. That's roughly 23,117 miles.
  • 7,257,600 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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