< MMV = 2005 >
Events in 2005
|8 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|14 January:|| ||The Huygens probe, dropped from the Cassini orbiter, makes the first landing in the outer solar system on Saturn's moon Titan.|
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|17 January:|| ||Martin Luther King Day is celebrated in the United States the third Monday each year since 1986.|
|1 February:|| ||A metro tunnel under construction collapses and destroys a city block in Barcelona's Carmel district, making over fifty families homeless.|
|9 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Monkey makes way for the Year of the Rooster.|
|15 February:|| ||Three former Paypal employees begin a website for homevideo's they call Youtube.|
|27 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|2 April:|| ||John Paul II, serving the second longest pontificate in history for 26 years and 168 days, dies in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City at age 84.|
|25 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|27 April:|| ||The first Airbus A380, the largest passenger airplane yet, challenging Boeing's monopoly in the large-aircraft market, takes to the sky from Toulouse, France.|
|15 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|7 July:|| ||Four suicide bombers kill 52 Londoners in the morning rush hour during a high profile meeting of the G8.|
|29 Augustus:|| ||Hurricane Katrina makes landfall in Louisiana, one of the deadliest cyclones and the costliest natural disaster in American history.|
|21 September:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1426 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|12 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|21 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|19 December:|| ||Time announces its Person of the Year is the “Good Samaritan”, embodied by Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono, three people on a global mission to end poverty, disease and indifference.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|28 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|31 December:|| ||Following a pattern of progressively longer intervals, indicating the earth's rotation is slowing down, the longest period ever without a leap second ends as the first leap since 1 January 1999 is added to the UTC time system.|
People in 2005
The good Samaritan, embodied by Bono, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates, Time Person of the Year.Gerald Ford, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Margaret Thatcher, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Neil Armstrong, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 2005 was a common year starting on a Saturday, just like 1910, 1921, 1927, 1938, 1949, 1955, 1966, 1977, 1983 and 1994 in the century before it and 2011, 2022, 2033, 2039, 2050, 2061, 2067, 2078, 2089, 2095 and 2101 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?2005 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 29 April 2017.