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2005 (MMV) was a common year that started on a Saturday. In the Gregorian calendar, it was the 2005th year of the Common Era, or of Anno Domini; the 5th year of the 3rd millennium and of the 21st century; and the 6th of the 2000s decade.

2005 was designated as:

The year 2005 was the end of the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995–2005).

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World population

2005 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2005
MMV
Ab urbe condita 2758
Armenian calendar 1454
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Bahá'í calendar 161 – 162
Bengali calendar 1412
Berber calendar 2955
Buddhist calendar 2549
Burmese calendar 1367
Byzantine calendar 7513 – 7514
Chinese calendar 甲申年十一月廿一日
(4641/4701-11-21)
— to —
乙酉年十二月初一日
(4642/4702-12-1)
Coptic calendar 1721 – 1722
Ethiopian calendar 1997 – 1998
Hebrew calendar 57655766
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2060 – 2061
 - Shaka Samvat 1927 – 1928
 - Kali Yuga 5106 – 5107
Holocene calendar 12005
Iranian calendar 1383 – 1384
Islamic calendar 1425 – 1426
Japanese calendar Heisei 17
(平成17年)
Korean calendar 4338
Thai solar calendar 2548
Unix time 1104537600 – 1136073599
World population
2005 2000 2010
Globe.svg World 6,453,628,000 6,070,581,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 383,047,000
Africa satellite orthographic.jpg Africa 887,964,000 795,671,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 92,293,000
Two-point-equidistant-asia.jpg Asia 3,917,508,000 3,679,737,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 237,771,000
Europe satellite orthographic.jpg Europe 724,722,000 727,986,000 Red Arrow Down.svg 3,264,000
Latin America terrain.jpg Latin America 558,281,000 520,229,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 38,052,000
LocationWHNorthernAmerica.png Northern America 332,156,000 315,915,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 16,241,000
Oceania.jpg Oceania 32,998,000 31,043,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 1,955,000

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Nobel Prizes

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2005 in fiction

Film

  • The Transformers: The Movie (1986): The story takes place in 2005, 20 years after the events of the TV series.
  • Bicentennial Man (1999): This movie is set in April, 2005.

Games

Ship events

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Year 2005

Traditionally when Hardware Manufacturers are planning their Next Generation Console launches, there is always a systemtic market lull as consumers wait for the Next Generation to arrive. 2005 was no different than previous industry lull (the last one being 1999-2000, right before the end of Nintendo 64's life cycle and before PlayStation 2's debut.), and like other industry lull, it was a time where innovative software took the lead as developers have mastered the platform and attempted to sqeeze every bit of extra power from the aging systems. The end of 2005 also saw the first entrence into the Next Generation Console group with Microsoft's Xbox 360. Although the system suffered from major supply shortage, it still managed to become 2005's must have gift.

However, in contrast to the diminished home console segment, the Handheld arena overachieved beyond all expectations. After Nintendo DS's worldwide launch in 2004 (which was described as mediocre Japan or even abysmal North America) and Sony PlayStation Portable's "Paper Launch" in Japan, both handheld manage to perform better than expected, carrying the game market through 2005 with innovative titles and pinnacle franchises. What was even more suprising was the performance of Game Boy Advance and it's two redesign iterations: Game Boy Advance SP and Game Boy micro, which manage to outsell the combine sales of the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable.

On the PC side, hardware news was dominated by two major announcement/product releases: Ageia's dedicated physics card PhysX; and the ongoing battle for video card supremacy between nVidia's GeForce 7 Series video cards and ATI's Radeon X1000 Series video cards.

Ageia's announcement of their PhysX Dedicated physics processing card created a stir as industry observers debated on the viability of a dedicated physics card in gaming machines, and how well the adoption rate of such technology will be. Although the product won't be released until 2006, many PC developers have expressed interest in the card and have pledge support of such an expansion card when it arrives.

In contrast, PC Software can be described with one word: WoW. World of Warcraft remains the talk of the industry, breaking 5 Million suscribers worldwide, becoming the biggest MMORPG and drawing in newbies to the genre who have never played a MMORPG before. The emphesis of highly detailed, rich graphics and atmosphere created by First-person shooters in 2004 like Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 fell wayside as many players have yet to upgrade to the latest video cards by nVidia or ATI (hardware shortage again is the culprit). Some were also wary of the continous flood of First-person shooters, even though there has been numerous AAA titles such as F.E.A.R., Battlefield 2, and Quake 4.

Duke Nukem Forever is now in it's 8th year of production, and now slated for a 2006 release.

Console Hardware Releases

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Microsoft

The Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 arrived towards the end of the year becoming one of this years most sought after Christmas gifts. The 360 quickly sold out in the western world leaving only those who were willing to pay exorbitant amounts of money on eBay able to get one. It was, however, a different story altogether in Japan where new consoles sat on shelves quietly waiting for buyers that never arrived. The 360 is what could be called the next logical step for Microsoft to take in the home console market. It takes a leap in computing power that all next gen consoles take and features a removable hard drive, an upgraded Live service that would feature downloadable content and would create a new virtual marketplace, as well as what could be described as a more refined Controller S.

The launch titles for the 360 were diverse, if you exclude RPG's, with some lacking in quality and some in features. Perfect Dark Zero for example, the much anticipated FPS released by Rare, was met with less than stellar criticism. This coming from a developer that many gamers held dear from the N64 days. Rare redeemed themselves with the release of Kameo: Elements of Power, an action game for the 360 which was met with positive reviews and praise among gamers. Call of Duty 2 by EA also hit the street at launch and was applauded for its immersive single player campaign but criticized for lacking a lobby system, among other issues with online play, that Xbox Live players are so accustomed to. Another title during the launch came from left field, Gun, released by Neversoft who are known for their Tony Hawk games, set in the wild west. The game based off of the remake of King Kong titled Peter Jackson's King Kong came out a shook some of the stereotype that all movie inspired games are horrible.

Nintendo

The Game Boy micro

At this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, Nintendo shocked the audience with the announcement of Game Boy micro, another revision of the Game Boy Advance hardware. Riding on the wave of portable electronic miniaturization, the Game Boy micro is roughly the size of three Game Boy Advance cartridges. The new portable system has a brighter screen, longer battery life than the Game Boy Advance SP, and a new digital volume control buttons (doubles as Start/Select button during gameplay) that replace the volume slider control in previous Game Boys. However, these upgrades are at the expense of a smaller screen and lack of Original Game Boy and Game Boy Color compatibility.

On the day of Game Boy micro's launch, some stores also received a new batch of Game Boy Advance SPs with a different packaging, stating that it has a brighter screen. The official packaging has the words, "Now with a Brighter Screen" and a whiter highlight glowing out of the Game Boy Advance SP. It was officially revealed that Nintendo has phased out the Game Boy Advance SP and is replacing them with a brighter screen, the same ones found on the Game Boy micro. Beyond the brightness functionality, it is no different than existing Game Boy Advance SP.

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First original main Resident Evil game since Resident Evil 0, it was ported to PS2 in late 2005 as Capcom breaks it's exclusive deal with Nintendo.
Critically acclaimed title met with underwhelming sales, Oddworld Inhabitants's decision for making this title platform exclusive is often pointed as the source of failure. Lorne Lanning, co-founder and president, has since announced his departure from the gaming world.
The first big killer app for the Nintendo DS, this game demonstrates the full potential of the touch screen and microphone with it's large variety of microgames.
  • February 22 - Gran Turismo 4 (PS2)
Sony's long running Gran Turismo franchise is in it's fourth iteration. New this year: Photo mode - take pictures of cars and transfer them to USB devices; and 24 Hour Endurance race, a 24 hour endurance race.
Largely considered the best Tekken yet, at the time of it's release.
  • March 1 - Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (PS2)
A highly difficult action game that brought the Devil May Cry series back to its roots.
Another critically acclaimed title met with underwhelming sales, EA's lack of marketing for this title and their inability to wrestle attention away from platform exclusive First-person shooter titles such as Halo 2(Xbox) or even Killzone(PS2) is often cited as the source of failure.
Innovative, violent, Game of the Year candidate by designer David Jaffe.
Coinciding the launch of the North American PlayStation Portable, Tetsuya Mizuguchi's first title under his Q Entertainment label was considered one of the big three killer app for the PlayStation Portable.
One of the PSP's launch titles and the first PSP game to feature downloadable content.
A graphicaly impressive launch title for the PSP developed by Namco.
The long awaited MMORPG based on the Matrix universe finally arrives after being dropped from Ubisoft.
Original release by BioWare following up their Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic success.
The first game developed by Double Fine Productions, this game from Tim Schafer featured stunning art direction and a unique story. It was met with horrible sales. Some gamers have said it would have faired better on the GameCube, the one platform it was not released on.
  • May 23 - Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (GBA)
The 2nd Fire Emblem game released in North America, first in series to allow replaying maps.
This GBA game came in a cartridge with a built in gyro sensor that allowed for all new crazy microgames.
  • June 13 - Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS)
First in wave of critically acclaimed DS games after post-launch drought.
Critically acclaimed sequal to hit multiplayer craze, Battlefield: 1942.
A popular puzzle game by developer Q Entertainment.

Notable Software Releases (July-Dec)

Another entry in the best-selling Madden series.
Japanese sleeper-hit that got 40/40 in Famitsu reaches western shores, to see if it would meet the same level of success.
  • August 22 - Advance Wars: Dual Strike (DS)
  • October 7 - Black & White 2 (PC)
Sequal to the critically acclaimed Black & White, this
Third entry in the famous Age of Empires series in over 5 years.
First game by the development team since the cult hit ICO.
  • October 19 - Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GameCube)
The first 3D Fire Emblem, and first to be on a home console since the SNES.
After numerous delays and three platform moves (This game began life as a Nintendo 64 title, then moved to GameCube and eventually XBox), the long awaited game makes it debut as a launch title on the Xbox 360.
This title marks Nintendo's first online enabled game on the Nintendo DS and the launch of the Nintendo WiFi service.
Shadow's first starring role in a game.
The 2nd Nintendo WiFi Connection game for the DS.

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  • February 1 - February 2 — DICE 2005 ?
  • March 7 - March 11 — At the GDC Will Wright gave a presentation titled "Future of Content", and shows off what is perhaps the most ambitious game to date, Spore. Satoru Iwata gave an impassioned keynote speech titled "Heart of a Gamer" detailing his past work as a game designer and where he believes the video game business is heading.
  • May 12 - The Xbox 360 was officially announced on MTV in a special hosted by Elijah Wood.
  • May 16 - The PlayStation 3 was unveiled by Sony during a pre-E3 press conferece, at 21:25 GMT. At the same time, the press release was released through the Japanese PlayStation website.
  • May 17 - May 20Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) takes place in Los Angeles, California. 400 exhibiting companies and 70,000 industry professionals representing 79 countries attended. Next-generation systems from Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft were unveiled.
  • September 16 - September 18Tokyo Game Show takes place at Makuhari Messe. 130 companies are expected to show with 1,429 booths.
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2005 was a good year for genealogists.

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People of the year 2005 at Familypedia

1 people were born in 2005

Father Mother Age mother at birth
Alexia van Oranje-Nassau (2005) Willem-Alexander van Oranje-Nassau (1967) Maxima Zorreguieta (1971-) 3434

0 children were born to the 1 women born in 2005

4 people died in 2005

Father Mother Age at death
Walter Henry Frederick Jr. (1924-2005) Walter Henry Frederick Sr. (1902-1985) Theodosia Pearl Jones (1903-1990) 8181
Vernon Eldridge Gorman (1929-2005) Leland "Ted" Winfred Gorman (1906-1989) Marion Alice Caven (1910-2004)
Lagressa N. Harrington (1918-2005) Merle Allen Harrington (1894-1978) Alice Marian Washburg (1895-1991) 8787
Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium (1927-2005) Leopold III of Belgium (1901-1983) Astrid of Sweden (1905-1935)


22 people lived in 2005

Father Mother
Grace Enid Baglin (1933-2006) Edward William Burgess Baglin (1906-1969) Florence Eveline Jenner (1901-1994)
Ronald Ray Cyrus (1935-2006) Eldon Lindsey Cyrus (1895-1975) Verlina Adeline Hay (1894-1980)
Gerald Ford (1913)
Walter Henry Frederick Jr. (1924-2005) Walter Henry Frederick Sr. (1902-1985) Theodosia Pearl Jones (1903-1990)
Hazel Viola Gore (1927-2009) Jesse Lee Gore (1893-1959) Alice Pauline Zehnder (1895-1982)
Vernon Eldridge Gorman (1929-2005) Leland "Ted" Winfred Gorman (1906-1989) Marion Alice Caven (1910-2004)
Dorothy Jean Griswold (1928-2009) Louis Thomas Opal Meece Thomas
Lagressa N. Harrington (1918-2005) Merle Allen Harrington (1894-1978) Alice Marian Washburg (1895-1991)
Ruby E. Harrington (1915-2007) Merle Allen Harrington (1894-1978) Alice Marian Washburg (1895-1991)
Charles Thomas Hunsicker (1927-2006) Clifford Sheridan Hunsicker (1903-1976) Margarete Mary Smith (1903-c1955)
Eldon Sebastian Kozaks (1984- 2109) Brent Eugene Johnston Lori Kay Denison
Evelyn Mabel Marshall (1920-2006) Edwin Marshall (?-?) Myra Emory (?-?)
Doris McClish (1932) Marvin J. McClish Ava Iona McClish
Madelyn Lee Payne (1922-2008) Rolla Charles Payne (1892-1968) Leona McCurry (1897-aft1930)
Pauline Potter (1915-2008) Raymond Potter (1886-1966) Nora Anthony (1893-?)
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Events of the year 2005 at Familypedia

4 people were married in 2005.

Joined with
Camilla Rosemary Shand (1947) Andrew Henry Parker-Bowles (1939)+Charles Philip Windsor, Prince of Wales (1948)
Donald John Trump (1946) Ivana Zelničkova (1949)+Marla Maples (1963)+Melania Knauss (1970)
Donald John Trump, Jr. (1977) Vanessa Haydon
Charles Philip Windsor, Prince of Wales (1948) Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales (1961-1997)+Camilla Rosemary Shand (1947)


There were 0 military battles in 2005.

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January

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Iraqi police officers hold up their index fingers marked with purple ink, a security measure to prevent double voting.

February

March

April

May

  • May 8 - The 60th anniversary of VE Day is marked.
  • May 29 - French voters reject the proposed European Constitution.

June

  • June 1 - Dutch voters reject the proposed European Constitution.

July

  • July 1 - German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder loses a vote of confidence.
  • July 6 - July 9 - The G8 Summit takes place in Gleneagles, Scotland.
  • July 6 - London is awarded the 2012 Olympic Games.
  • July 7 - Four suicide bombers kill 56 people (including the bombers) on London's public transport system - three Tube trains and one bus. The attacks were carried out by Al Qaeda.
  • July 21 - Four attempted suicide bombers fail to detonate their bombs on London's public transport system. All four bombers escape, but are later captured.
  • July 22 - An innocent Brazilian, Jean Charles de Menezes is shot dead by officers of the London Metropolitan Police.
  • July 23 - Terrorist attacks occur at Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt.

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November

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