October 8th, 2005, fell on a Saturday. It was day 281 of 2005. The decade was the 2000s.
14 years, 11 months and 11 days have passed since October 8th, 2005.
On This Date
Events that occurred on October 8th, 2005:
An earthquake in Kashmir kills 100,000 people.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 8th, 2005:
United States: Gold Digger - Kanye West & Jamie Foxx
United Kingdom: Don't Cha - Pussycat Dolls
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Wallace & Gromit" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is October 8th, 2005 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler.
Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Gold Digger by Kanye West & Jamie Foxx is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Don't Cha by Pussycat Dolls is the number one hit song.
George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Wallace & Gromit 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Alias", "The O.C.", "Deadwood" and "Boston Legal". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Halo 2", "Half-Life 2", "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater" and "World of Warcraft". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Teen Titans", "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" and "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody".
Popular toys include the likes of "PlayStation 2", "Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game", "RoboSapien" and "Nintendo DS".
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 October 8th, 2005.
Between 2005 and 2008, MySpace was the most popular social network in the world.
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" 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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
14 years, 11 months and 11 days have passed since October 8th, 2005.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 2005.
Leap Year: 2005 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 8th, 2005, will be 14 years of age.
People born in 2005 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1128726000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 8th, 2005:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 8th, 2005, will have the star sign Libra.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2005 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
Native American Zodiac: October 8th, 2005 falls under the Raven.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.
Prison Break - TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - American comedy sitcom.
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.
2005 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2005.
"Everybody Hates Chris" - "Go, Diego, Go!" - "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" - "Malcolm in the Middle" - "Dora the Explorer" - "SpongeBob SquarePants" - "Ed, Edd n Eddy" - "That '70s Show" - "Bear in the Big Blue House" - "7th Heaven"
2005 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2005:
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of October:
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on October 8th, 2005.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 8th, 2005 was probably conceived around the 29th of December, 2004. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 8th, 2005 is the 18th of July, 2006. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Fahrenheit - Interactive investigation game.
Battlefield 2 - FPS game.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 8th, 2005.
5,460 days have passed since this date.
471,744,000 seconds have passed since the October 8th, 2005.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 550,368,000 times.
Since October 8th, 2005, earth has travelled approximately 243,419,904,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 78,624,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 40,569,984 steps. That's about 18,031 miles!
Since this date, 5,660,928 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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