How many years ago was 2005?

2005 was 19 years ago.

19 years have passed between May 24th, 2005, and May 24th, 2024. It was 6,940 days ago.

How long ago was 2005?

To put into perspective how long ago 2005 was:

  • Babies who were born that year can now vote, drive, join the army, and get a mortgage.
  • The teenagers that existed in 2005 are now 32–38 years old.
  • Nearly two decades have passed since then.
  • The iPhone and Android didn't exist. There were no custom app stores.
  • Having a camera on your cellphone was still a relatively new concept. Furthermore, the photos and videos were of very low quality.
  • Twitter did not exist.
  • MySpace was the leading social networking website.
  • The 9/11 attacks happened only four years prior.
  • The Moon is moving away from Earth at roughly 1.49 inches per year. That means that it has moved away by about 28 inches since 2005.
  • There have been roughly 988 weekends since then.
  • Names such as Kim Kardashian, Amy Winehouse, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Megan Fox, Selena Gomez, Zac Efron, and Miley Cyrus were not famous at the time.
  • Popular songs that year included the likes of "Let Me Love You" by Mario, "Candy Shop" by 50 Cent, "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani, "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey, "Inside Your Heaven" by Carrie Underwood, and "Gold Digger" by Kanye West & Jamie Foxx.
  • Films such as "Meet the Fockers", "Coach Carter", "Are We There Yet?", "Hide and Seek", "Boogeyman", and "Hitch" were playing at movie theaters in 2005.
  • George W. Bush was still the President of the United States.
  • There was no such thing as vaping.
  • The Earth has travelled 86 billion miles through space since 2005.
  • There was no such thing as Uber.
  • Airbnb wasn't founded yet.
  • Pope John Paul II was still alive.
  • The word "selfie" hadn't caught on yet.
  • The Marvel Cinematic Universe hadn't started.
  • Gender reveal parties weren't a thing.
  • Most people didn't know what a "meme" was.
  • Most cars didn't have Bluetooth.
  • Video games such as "Resident Evil 4", "Call of Duty 2", "Lego Star Wars: The Video Game", "God of War", "F.E.A.R.", and "Fahrenheit" were released that year.
  • Due to the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, the distance between the United States and Europe has grown 48 centimeters since 2005.
  • A person who was born that year has had roughly 38–57 colds in their lifetime.
  • The world has gone through 76 seasons of weather.
  • Pluto was still considered to be a planet.
  • Most people didn't know what an emoji was. Back then, they were known as emoticons or smileys.
  • "How I Met Your Mother", "The Office", "Grey's Anatomy", "Bones", "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", and "Prison Break" were among the TV shows that started airing that year.
  • Internet banking was very uncommon.

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