December 31st, 2005, was a Saturday. It was day 365 of 2005. The decade was the 2000s.
17 years, 2 months and 26 days have passed since December 31st, 2005.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
On December 31st, 2005, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "The Chronicles of Narnia".
Let's go back in time!
The date is December 31st, 2005, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
It's News Years Eve and everyone is looking forward to what the year 2006 will bring them. In America, the song Run It by Chris Brown is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, JCB Song by Nizlopi is the number one hit song.
George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States, and the movie The Chronicles of Narnia is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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.
A popular software program called LimeWire is currently being used by many people to share music, software and videos. It is also a haven for computer viruses. Internet users are using MSN Messenger to chat with each other online. Cameras on phones have become the norm. Furthermore, the quality of these cameras are continuing to increase with each new phone release. We are now entering into an age where any event can be photographed or recorded in an instance.
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. 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 Chris Penn, J Dilla, Proof and Charles Haughey would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "One Tree Hill", "Pimp My Ride", "Boston Legal" and "Bones". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pokémon FireRed Version", "Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal", "Football Manager 2005" and "F.E.A.R.".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County", "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody", "Johnny Test" and "Ben 10". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Betty Spaghetty (doll), the PlayStation 2, Beyblades (spinning top toys) and the Nintendo DS.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on December 31st, 2005.
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 2000s, 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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Television shows that people were watching in December, 2005.
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Crime comedy-drama TV series.
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.
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.
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.
Everybody Hates Chris
Go, Diego, Go!
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 Xbox 360
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 December of 2005.
Mario Kart DS
Racing game that was released on the Nintendo DS.
Music rhythm game.
Call of Duty 2
The second game in the series.
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Age of Empires III
Real-time strategy game.
Shadow of the Colossus
First-person shooter / survival horror game.
Interactive investigation game.
Pet simulation game that was released for the Nintendo DS.
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.
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 December 31st, 2011, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 31st.
Convicted murderer. Deceased
Born on December 31st, 1960
He turned 45 on this day in 2005.
Born on December 31st, 1977
He turned 28 on this day in 2005.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of December.
Historical weather information for December 31st, 2005.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on December 31st, 2005.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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