August 4th, 2005, was a Thursday. It was Day 216 of 2005. The decade was the 2000s.
17 years, 9 months, and 24 days have passed since August 4th, 2005.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
What happened on August 4th, 2005?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 4th, 2005.
These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The movie "Wedding Crashers" was at the top of the box office on August 4th, 2005.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is August 4th, 2005, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.
In America, the song We Belong Together by Mariah Carey is at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, You're Beautiful by James Blunt is the number-one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Wedding Crashers 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.
If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Lloyd Avery II, Tara Correa-McMullen, Rosa Parks, and Eddie Guerrero would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "ER", "Charmed", "Futurama", and "The O.C.". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Killzone", "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory", "Lego Star Wars: The Video Game", and "Guild Wars".
Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "That '70s Show", "That's So Raven", "Danny Phantom", and "Veronica Mars". Popular toys at the moment include Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, VideoNow (portable player), RoboSapien (toy robot), and the PSP.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 4th, 2005.
The divorce of actor Brad Pitt and Friends actress Jennifer Aniston continued to dominate celebrity gossip magazines and websites throughout 2005. When the couple announced their split in January, the media began speculating about whether Pitt had cheated on his wife with Jolie, who had starred alongside him in the film "Mr. & Mrs. Smith". In the months that followed, fans continued to split themselves into two teams: Team Aniston and Team Jolie.
Satirical factoids called "Chuck Norris Facts" began to take off in popularity in 2005.
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day went on to win a Grammy for 2005's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
U2 singer Bono, Bill Gates, and Melinda Gates were listed as the "Time Person of the Year 2005" under the title "The Good Samaritans."
English model Kelly Brook was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2005.
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.
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.
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.
The film "Crash" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2005.
A social network called Bebo was becoming the latest craze in countries such as Ireland, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.
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 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" 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.
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.
The popularity of house telephones was starting to decline due to the rise of personal cellphones.
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.
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 and the original Xbox were competing with one another.
People were using MSN Messenger and AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) to chat with their friends online.
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Television shows that people were watching in August 2005.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
American comedy sitcom.
Hogan Knows Best
Reality TV series about the family life of wrestler Hulk Hogan.
Medical drama television series.
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
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.
Spin-off of the original Stargate series.
Western television series.
Pimp My Ride
Car customization show hosted by rapper Xzibit.
Reality TV show starring Donald Trump.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
American sitcom starring Michael Cera.
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.
One Tree Hill
Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.
Teen drama sitcom.
Hidden camera / prank TV show created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg.
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.
American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.
Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.
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).
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2005.
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
Avatar: The Last Airbender
American Dragon: Jake Long
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Drake & Josh
One Tree Hill
My Life as a Teenage Robot
That's So Raven
The Cramp Twins
The Fairly OddParents
As Told by Ginger
Malcolm in the Middle
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Dora the Explorer
Ed, Edd n Eddy
That '70s Show
Bear in the Big Blue House
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2005.
The Nintendo DS
RoboSapien (toy robot)
VideoNow (portable player)
Beyblades (spinning top toys)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
The PlayStation 2
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Popular video games that people were playing in August of 2005.
Platform game developed by Double Fine Productions.
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game
Lego-based spin-off game that was based on the Star Wars universe.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
God of War
Third-person adventure game.
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Game based on the television series.
Fight Night Round 2
Boxing game published by EA Sports.
The sixth installment in the series.
Gran Turismo 4
Racing game for the PlayStation 2.
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.
Need for Speed: Underground 2
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Released for the Game Boy Advance.
FPS game that was released for the XBox 360.
Football Manager 2005
Soccer management game.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3
Construction and management simulation.
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
The third game in the series.
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 August 4th, 2011, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 4th.
Historical weather information for August 4th, 2005.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 4th, 2005.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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