August 4, 2005

August 4, 2005, was a Thursday. It was 18 years, 8 months, and 10 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on August 4, 2005?

  • The first episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is aired.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 4, 2005:

  • United States: "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 4, 2005

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

  • We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
  • Pon de Replay - Rihanna
  • Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
  • Don't Cha - The Pussycat Dolls Featuring Busta Rhymes
  • Don't Phunk With My Heart - The Black Eyed Peas
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.
Wedding Crashers

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Wedding Crashers" was at the top of the box office on August 4, 2005.


This date was 6,828 days ago. Approximately 228 months have passed. It was the 216th day of 2005, in week 31. The decade was the 2000s. People born on this day are currently 18 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. The Earth has experienced 76 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to August 4, 2005

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Thursday, August 4, 2005. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. The summer of 2005 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September.

In America, the song "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey is at the top of the singles charts, while "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt is the number-one song in the UK. 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 "Last of the Summer Wine", "Will & Grace", "Without a Trace", and "Deadwood". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas", "Resident Evil 4", "Fight Night Round 2", and "Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "As Told by Ginger", "Invader Zim", "That's So Raven", and "Postcards from Buster".

Popular toys at the moment include the Xbox, Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, Easy-Bake Real Meal, and RoboSapien (toy robot).


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 4, 2005.

  • Team Aniston VS Team Jolie.

    Team Aniston VS Team Jolie

    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.
  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 4, 2005.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to August 4, 2005.

  • July 5, 2005: The single "Gold Digger" is released by rapper Kanye West.
  • July 7, 2005: The July 7th attacks occur in London, England.
  • July 8, 2005:
    • Fantastic Four (2005) is released.
    • British horror film The Descent (2005) is released.
    • The last episode of the animated series "Jackie Chan Adventures" is aired on TV.
  • July 9, 2005: Ireland: Oxegen 2005 takes place at Punchestown Racecourse. Green Day, The Frames, Snoop Dogg and the Foo Fighters are among the acts that play.
  • July 10, 2005: The first episode of "Hogan Knows Best" is aired.
  • July 15, 2005:
    • The movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), starring Johnny Depp, is released in movie theaters.
    • The comedy movie Wedding Crashers (2005) is released in cinemas.
  • July 16, 2005: J. K. Rowling publishes her sixth novel in the Harry Potter series: "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.".
  • July 19, 2005: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp purchases MySpace for $580 million.
  • July 20, 2005: Same-sex marriage is legalized in Canada.
  • July 22, 2005:
    • The Island (2005) is released.
    • A Brazilian man called Jean Charles de Menezes is shot dead by police on the London Underground after he is wrongly suspected of being a terrorist.
  • July 26, 2005: 5,000 people lose their lives after nearly 40 inches of rain falls in Mumbai, India.
  • July 28, 2005:
    • The Provisional IRA officially calls an end to its armed campaign against British rule in Northern Ireland.
    • The sketch comedy and improv game show "Wild 'n Out" debuts on MTV.
  • July 31, 2005: Dolores McNamara wins a €115 million EuroMillions jackpot.
  • This date: August 4, 2005
  • August 5, 2005: The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) is released.
  • August 7, 2005: TV anchor and journalist Peter Jennings dies from lung cancer at the age of 67.
  • August 8, 2005: Mattafix release the song "Big City Life".
  • August 9, 2005: Nickelback release their single "Photograph".
  • August 12, 2005: Anthony Hutton wins the 6th season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).
  • August 14, 2005: Football: Michael Essien signs for Chelsea.
  • August 17, 2005: Israel begins its forced evacuation of settlers from the Gaza Strip.
  • August 18, 2005:
    • Rap star Eminem enters rehab for a dependency on sleeping pills.
    • Serial killer Dennis Rader (BTK) is sentenced to 10 consecutive life sentences.
  • August 19, 2005: The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) is released in cinemas.
  • August 22, 2005: The pet simulation game "Nintendogs" is released for the Nintendo DS.
  • August 24, 2005: Soccer: Michael Owen signs for Newcastle United after an unsuccessful season at Spanish side Real Madrid.
  • August 28, 2005: Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" wins Video of the Year at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • August 29, 2005: Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans.
  • August 30, 2005: The album "Late Registration" is released by Kanye West.
  • August 31, 2005: Green Day release their single "Wake Me Up When September Ends".
  • September 2, 2005: Rapper Kanye West sparks controversy by stating that George W Bush "doesn't care about black people" during a live telethon for Hurricane Katrina relief.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 4, 2005, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: August 4, 2005 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Mid-2000s fashion

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-2000s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 2005

Television shows that people were watching in August 2005:

TV shows from August 2005.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
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 August 4, 2005

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

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

Toys and games that were popular in 2005:

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 August 2005.

Battlefield 2 2005
Battlefield 2
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

Were you born on August 4, 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 August 4, 2011, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 4.

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

Musician Deceased
Born on August 4, 1901
He was not alive on this date.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

US President
Born on August 4, 1961
He turned 44 on this day in 2005.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle

Born on August 4, 1981
She turned 24 on this day in 2005.

Marques Houston

Marques Houston

Actor / Singer
Born on August 4, 1981
He turned 24 on this day in 2005.

Tom Parker

Tom Parker

Singer Deceased
Born on August 4, 1988
He turned 17 on this day in 2005.

Cole Sprouse

Cole Sprouse

Born on August 4, 1992
He turned 13 on this day in 2005.

Dylan Sprouse

Dylan Sprouse

Born on August 4, 1992
He turned 13 on this day in 2005.

Amber Gill

Amber Gill

Love Island winner
Born on August 4, 1997
She turned 8 on this day in 2005.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 4, 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 August 4, 2005 was most likely conceived around November 11, 2004.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 4, 2005 is close to April 27, 2006.

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Stats for August 4, 2005


Here are some interesting statistics about August 4, 2005:

  • 6,828 days have passed since this date.
  • 975 weeks have passed.
  • 589,939,200 seconds have passed since August 4, 2005.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 688,262,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 304,408,627,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 98,323,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 50,734,771 steps. That's roughly 22,549 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,079,270 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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