December 8th, 2005, was a Thursday. It was day 342 of 2005. The decade was the 2000s.
15 years, 6 months and 3 days have passed since December 8th, 2005.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.
What happened on December 8th, 2005?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 8th, 2005.
The movie "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" was at the top of the box office on December 8th, 2005.
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During this time, a new video-sharing website called YouTube was exploding in popularity. In December, 2005, the website was receiving 8 million views per day. By July of 2006, over 65,000 videos were being uploaded to YouTube on a daily basis.
On November 22nd, 2005, Microsoft released the "Xbox 360" video game console.
During 2005, the divorce of actor Brad Pitt and Friends actress Jennifer Aniston continued to dominate celebrity gossip magazines and websites. The couple announced their split in January. It wasn't before long that the press began to speculate about whether Pitt had cheated on Aniston with his "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" co-star Angelina Jolie. In the months that followed, fans continued to split themselves into two teams: Team Aniston and Team Jolie.
In 2005, "Chuck Norris Facts" began to take-off in popularity.
"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 cell phones had become the norm. People could now take photographs and record videos in an instant. This was the beginning of a new era. An era in which no event would go "uncaptured".
The film "Crash" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2005.
Throughout 2005, a social network called Bebo started to grow in popularity in countries such as Ireland, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
Between 2005 and 2008, MySpace was the most popular social network in the world. The site gave users the ability to customize their profiles by editing HTML and embedding songs.
From the mid-2000s to 2010, "scene kids" were a popular subculture. The scene kid fashion consisted of skinny jeans, bright colors and straight hair with long fringes.
During this period, landline phones started to decline. This was due to the rise of personal cell phones.
From about 2002 onward, Internet usage increased dramatically across the entire world. Faster broadband networks were being rolled out, allowing users to download and stream their favorite music and videos. Social networks also started to blow up in popularity.
In the early-to-mid "naughties", MP3 sharing on the Internet became more and more popular. MP3 players were taking over and portable CD players such as the "Discman" were declining in popularity. During this period, it became increasingly obvious that most music stores would not survive the onslaught of the digital age.
During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN Messenger to chat with their friends online.
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George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on December 8th, 2005.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 8th, 2005.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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