2005 Trivia, Fun Facts and History

2005 Trivia, Fun Facts and History

Quick Facts from 2005:

  • World Changing Event: Youtube was founded
  • The Top Song was We Belong Together by Mariah Carey
  • The Movies to Watch include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Walk the Line and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • The Most Famous Person in America was probably
  • Notable books include: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Price of a gallon of gas in 2005: $2.34
    Tylenol Extra Strength tablets: $1.99/24
  • 1 once of gold value: $513.00
  • The Funny Late Night Host: Jay Leno
    The Funny Late Late Night Host: Craig Ferguson
  • Charlie the Unicorn is a 2005 animated comedy short film and viral video series created by Jason Steele in Orlando, Florida.
  • One Red Paperclip is the story of Canadian blogger Kyle MacDonald, who traded his way from a single red paperclip to a house in a series of fourteen online trades over 2005/2006.
  • The Conversation: Which was better? 2005’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or 1971’s Willy Wonka?

Top Ten Baby Names of 2005:
Emily, Emma, Madison, Abigail, Olivia, Jacob, Michael, Joshua, Matthew, Ethan

The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightly, Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton, Charlize Theron, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Cate Blanchette, Marcia Cross, Salma Hayek, Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Watts, Nicole Richie, Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Paris Hilton, Gwen Stefani, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sienna Miller

The Heartthrob(s):
Matthew McConaughey, George Clooney, Terrence Howard, Anderson Cooper, Chris Evans, Tim McGraw, Denzel Washington, Justin Timberlake, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Christian Bale, David Beckham, Jaoquin Phoenix, Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Jude Law, Hugh Laurie, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt

“The Quote:”
“I’m the decider”
– President George W. Bush

Time Magazine’s Person of the Year:
Good Samaritans, Represented by Bono, Bill Gates, and Melinda Gates

Miss America:
Diedre Downs (Birminham, AL)

Miss USA:
Chelsea Cooley (North Carolina)`

The Scandals:
Minnesota Vikings boat cruise scandal, in which several players including Fred Smoot , Lance Johnstone , Daunte Culpepper , Mewelde Moore , Darren Sharper , Koren Robinson , Bryant McKinnie , Ralph Brown, Travis Taylor, Moe Williams, Jermaine Wiggins and Zygi Wilf allegedly performed lewd acts on a boat cruise on Lake Minnetonka.

Brad Pitt left Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie

December 12, 2005 – Dina and Michael Lohan officially divorced

Tom Cruise ‘Jumped The Couch” on Oprah while expressing how much he loved Katie Holmes.

Michael Schaivo successfully sued to have his brain-damaged wife Terri’s feeding tube removed.

Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba.
(Spoiler :Joran van der Sloot did it.)

Duluth, Georgia’s ‘Runaway Bride’ Jennifer Wilbanks came clean to the FBI about her faked kidnapping story.

England’s Prince Harry went to a costume party dressed as a Nazi.

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Many people on both political sides and up and down the political power tree made mistakes. ’nuff said about that.

Writer Death by Suicide:
Hunter S. Thompson

Pop Culture History:
The fasted whack with a Badminton racket was by Fu Haifeng, clocking at 206 MPH.

When Halle Berry won a Worst Actor Razzie award for her role in Catwoman, she showed up in person to collect the award. She spoke while holding her 2002 Academy Award from Monster’s Ball in one hand and the Razzie in the other.

Dannu Boatwright won Survivor:Guatemala

Ted Koppel retired from Nightline on November 22

Dan rather retired from the CBS Evening News on March 9. ‘Courage’

Mark Felt, a 92-year-old retired FBI agent was revealed to be 1972’s “Deep Throat” who helped take down the Nixon presidency.

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore got married on September 24.

England’s Prince Charles married long-time flame Camilla Parker Bowles

Heidi Klum and Seal were married on May 10

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 2005: $2,400,000

The Habit:
Sudoku, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook opened up for High School students in September 2005.

Watching Penguins and/or Grey’s Anatomy

Supersized Sunglasses

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston (Homewrecker: Angelina Jolie)

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey (mutual)

Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger (annulled 4 months after the marriage)

Jude Law and Sienna Miller (His affair with the nanny, we hear)

No Surprise Here:
Mary Kay Letourneau married just-turned-21 Vili Fualaau, the student she met (and had sex with) when he was 12.

Nobel Prize Winners:
Chemistry – Robert Grubbs, Richard Schrock, and Yves Chauvin
Economics – Robert J. Aumann, and Thomas Schelling
Literature – Harold Pinter
Peace – Mohamed ElBaradei
Physics – Roy J. Glauber, John L. Hall, and Theodor W. Hänsch
Physiology or Medicine – Robin Warren, and Barry Marshall

2005 Toys inducted to the National Toy Hall of Fame:
Candy Land, Cardboard box, Jack-in-the-box

1st appearances & 2005’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Webkinz plush animals, Barbie as Harley Quinn
Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, Destiny’s Child, and Raven-Symoné dolls

Broadway Show – Spamalot (Musical) Opened on March 17, 2005 and Closed: January 11, 2009

Broadway Show – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Musical) Opened on May 2, 2005 and Closed: January 20, 2008

East End Show – Billy Elliot the Musical (Musical) Opened on May 11, 2005 and Closed: April 9, 2016

Broadway Show – Jersey Boys (Musical) Opened on November 6, 2005 and Closed: January 15, 2017

Best Film Oscar Winner:
Million Dollar Baby (Presented in 2006)

2005 Entries to The National Film Registry:
Baby Face (released in 1933)
The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man (released in 1975)
The Cameraman (released in 1928)
Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort, South Carolina (May 1940) (released in 1940)
Cool Hand Luke (released in 1967)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (released in 1982)
The French Connection (released in 1971)
Giant (released in 1956)
H2O (released in 1929)
Hands Up! (released in 1926)
Hoop Dreams (released in 1994)
House of Usher (released in 1960)
Imitation of Life (released in 1934)
Jeffries-Johnson World’s Championship Boxing Contest (released in 1910)
The Making of an American (released in 1920)
Miracle on 34th Street (released in 1947)
Mom and Dad (released in 1944)
The Music Man (released in 1962)
The Power of the Press (released in 1928)
A Raisin in the Sun (released in 1961)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (released in 1975)
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, April 18, (released in 1906)
The Sting (released in 1973)
A Time for Burning (released in 1966)
Toy Story (released in 1995)

The Big Movies: (according to boxofficemojo)
1. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardobe
3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
4. War of the Worlds
5. King Kong
6. Wedding Crashers
7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
8. Batman Begins
9. Madagascar
10. Mr. & Mrs. Smith

2005 Most Popular TV shows:
1. American Idol (Fox)
2. CSI (CBS)
3. Desperate Housewives (ABC)
4. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
5. Without a Trace (CBS)
6. Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
7. Survivor: Guatemala (CBS)
8. CSI: Miami (CBS)
9. House (Fox)
10. Survivor: Panama (CBS)

2005 Billboard Number One Songs:
January 1 – March 4:
Let Me Love You – Mario

March 5 – May 6:
Candy Shop – 50 Cent featuring Olivia

May 7 – June 3:
Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani

June 4 – July 2:
We Belong Together – Mariah Carey

July 2 – July 8:
Inside Your Heaven – Carrie Underwood

July 9 – September 9:
We Belong Together – Mariah Carey

September 10 – November 25:
Gold Digger – Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx

November 26 – December 29: Run It! Chris Brown

December 30, 2005 – January 13 2006:
Don’t Forget About Us – Mariah Carey

World Series Champions: Chicago White Sox
Superbowl XXXIX Champions: New England Patriots
NBA Champions: San Antonio Spurs
Stanley Cup Champs: none
U.S. Open Golf Michael Campbell
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Roger Federer/Justine Henin-Hardenne
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Roger Federer/Venus Williams
NCAA Football Champions: Texas
NCAA Basketball Champions: North Carolina
Kentucky Derby: Giacomo



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