May 8th, 2005

May 8th, 2005, fell on a Sunday. It was day 128 of 2005. The decade was the 2000s.

15 years, 3 months and 4 days have passed since May 8th, 2005.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 8th, 2005:

  • Afghan singer Nasrat Parsa dies in Vancouver, Canada after being punched by an irate fan.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 8th, 2005:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Kingdom of Heaven" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 8th, 2005 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer of 2005 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Candy Shop by 50 Cent is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, (Is This The Way To) Amarillo by Tony Christie & Peter Kay is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Kingdom of Heaven is at the top of the Box Office.

A popular software program called LimeWire is being used by many people to share MP3 files (and viruses). Internet users are using MSN Messenger to chat with each other online. Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or a 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. "Chuck Norris Facts" are all the rage. The trial of pop star Michael Jackson for child molestation is attracting international media attention.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Shield", "That's So Raven", "Teen Titans" and "The Office". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Killzone", "Halo 2", "Half-Life 2" and "Resident Evil 4". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "7th Heaven", "Ed, Edd n Eddy", "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Teen Titans".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "PlayStation 2", "Bratz (dolls)", "Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game" and "RoboSapien".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 8th, 2005.

  • MySpace

    Between 2005 and 2008, MySpace was the most popular social network in the world.

  • Bebo

    Throughout 2005, a social network called Bebo was beginning to rise in popularity in countries such as Ireland, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

  • Crash

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

  • 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.

  • Kelly Brook

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

  • Time Person of the Year 2005

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

  • 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.

  • Green Day - "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"

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

  • Chuck Norris Facts

    In 2005, "Chuck Norris Facts" began to take-off in popularity.

  • The trial of Michael Jackson.

    During this time, the trial of pop singer Michael Jackson was taking place in Santa Barbara County. Jackson stood accused of child molestation as well as four counts of intoxicating a minor to molest him. The trial began on the 28th of February, 2005. It ended on the 13th of June, 2005, after Jackson was found not guilty.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 15 years, 3 months and 4 days have passed since May 8th, 2005.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 2005.
  • Leap Year: 2005 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 8th, 2005, will be 15 years of age.
  • People born in 2005 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1115506800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 8th, 2005:

  • April 8th, 2005: The funeral of Pope John Paul II takes place.
  • April 9th, 2005: Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are married.
  • April 14th, 2005: The movie Hard Candy (2005) is released in cinemas.
  • April 15th, 2005: The Amityville Horror (2005) is released.
  • April 19th, 2005: Rapper Blade Icewood is fatally shot in Detroit, Michigan.
  • April 19th, 2005: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected as the new pope.
  • April 23rd, 2005: "Me at the zoo": The first ever Youtube video is uploaded by the website's co-founder Jawed Karim.
  • April 28th, 2005: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) is released.
  • April 30th, 2005: Chelsea win their first Premier League title in 50 years after a 2-0 victory away against Bolton.
  • May 5th, 2005: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after beating Manchester United on penalties.
  • May 6th, 2005: Kingdom of Heaven (2005) is released.
  • May 16th, 2005: The final episode of Everybody Loves Raymond is aired.
  • May 18th, 2005: 7-year-old Rahul Raju goes missing in Kerala, India.
  • May 19th, 2005: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) is released.
  • May 25th, 2005: Carrie Underwood wins Season 4 of American Idol.
  • May 25th, 2005: Liverpool defeat A.C. Milan in the Champions League Final, despite being 3-0 down at half time.
  • May 27th, 2005: The Longest Yard (2005), starring Adam Sandler, is released in movie theaters.
  • May 27th, 2005: The animated movie Madagascar (2005) is released.
  • May 31st, 2005: Watergate scandal: FBI Associate Director Mark Felt is revealed to be "Deep Throat".

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 8th, 2005, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2005 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 8th, 2005 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Grey's Anatomy - Medical drama television series.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
  • Battlestar Galactica - Sci-fi series.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
  • Boston Legal - TV show about a Boston law firm.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
  • Lost - Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.
  • Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide - Nickelodeon TV show about the adventures of middle school teenager Ned Bigby.
  • Joey - Short-lived spin-off show about the life of Friend's character Joey Tribbiani.
  • Stargate Atlantis - Spin-off of the original Stargate series.
  • Deadwood - Western television series.

2005 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2005.

"The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" - "Avatar: The Last Airbender" - "Zoey 101" - "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" - "Veronica Mars" - "Unfabulous" - "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" - "LazyTown" - "Peppa Pig" - "Drake & Josh" - "One Tree Hill" - "My Life as a Teenage Robot" - "Teen Titans" - "That's So Raven" - "Jimmy Neutron" - "The Fairly OddParents" - "My Wife and Kids" - "Malcolm in the Middle" - "Dora the Explorer" - "SpongeBob SquarePants" - "Ed, Edd n Eddy" - "That '70s Show" - "CatDog" - "Bear in the Big Blue House" - "7th Heaven"


2005 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2005:

  • The PSP
  • Nintendo DS
  • RoboSapien
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
  • Bratz (dolls)
  • PlayStation 2

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of May:

  • Victory in Europe Day (France)

Weather

Weather information for May 8th, 2005:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.9 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 56.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.33 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.5 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 8th, 2005.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 8th, 2005 was probably conceived around the 29th of July, 2004. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 8th, 2005 is the 15th of February, 2006. (Rough Estimate).

Soccer Results

Premier League results from May 8th, 2005.

  • Arsenal defeat Liverpool 3-1.

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Lego Star Wars: The Video Game - Lego-based spin-off game that was based on the Star Wars universe.
  • God of War - Third-person adventure game.
  • Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 - Game based on the television series.
  • Resident Evil 4 - Survival horror video game.
  • World of Warcraft - Massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - The third game in the series.
  • Half-Life 2 - FPS game.
  • Halo 2 - FPS game that was released for the XBox 360.
  • Killzone - FPS game.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Starring CJ.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on May 8th, 2005.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 8th, 2005.

  • 5,575 days have passed since this date.
  • 481,680,000 seconds have passed since the May 8th, 2005.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 561,960,000 times.
  • Since May 8th, 2005, earth has travelled approximately 248,546,880,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 80,280,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 41,424,480 steps. That's about 18,411 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,780,160 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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