You told us that you wanted help in filling out your baby memory books and we here at Babysakes.com are always happy to accommodate your requests! We will be slogging backward through history to give you the much needed information to complete the “what happened in baby’s world” section of your baby memory books.
So here we go with the year where Mother Nature really packed a wallop! 2005 here we go!
- President George W. Bush – USA
- Prime Minister Tony Blair – UK
- President Hu Jintao – China
- President Abdul Kalam – India
- Prime Minister John Howard – Australia
- Prime Minister Jacques Chirac – France
- President Horst Kohler – Germany
- President Vladimir Putin – Russia
Top Stories of 2005
- Hurricane Katrina hit landfall east of New Orleans in the morning of August 29th. The levees protecting New Orleans from flood waters failed ant the area was inundated. Much of the Gulf Coast region was devastated.
- Relief efforts continued for the December 26, 2004 Tsunami that ravaged Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and many other countries. Towns and villages were swept away and more than 200,000 people perished.
- On July 7, During London’s morning rush hour, bombs exploded in three subway trains and one bus. Fifty -two people died and 700 were injured. This was the deadliest attack in Britian since World War II.
- On January 20, President George W. Bush took his second oath of office.
- Iraq held its first free elections in a half-century. Ink-stained fingers became a symbol of democracy as Iraqis went to the polls even under threats of violence.
- Pope John Paul II passed away on April 2 at the age of 84. Weeks later cardinals elected Joseph Ratzinger of Germany as the 265th Pontif. He took the name of Pope Benedict XVI.
- The Chicago White Sox won the 2005 World Series breaking the Curse of the Black Socks after 88 Years.
Top Selling Music Albums of 2005
- 50 Cent- The Massacre
- Eminem – Encore
- Green Day – American Idiot
- Mariah Carey – The Emancipation of Mimi
- Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway
- Gwen Stefani – Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
- Destiny’s Child – Destiny Fulfilled
- U2 – How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
- Shania Twain – Greatest Hits
- Rascal Flatts – Feels Like Today
Top 10 Top Grossing Movies of 2005:
- Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
- The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- War of the Worlds (2005)
- King Kong (2005)
- Wedding Crashers
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Batman Begins
- Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Top 10 Bestselling Books of 2005:
- Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
- New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
- The Shack by William P. Young
- Breaking Down by Stephenie Meyer
- Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
- The story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel by David Wroblewski
- Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
- The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow
- Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman
Top Actors (Highest Paid) of 2005:
- Will Ferrell – $40 Million
- Johnny Depp -$37 Million
- Ray Romano -$36.5 Million
- Will Smith – $35 Million
- Toby Maguire – $32 Million
- Tom Cruise – $31 Million
- Denzel Washington – $30 Million
- Adam Sandler – $28 Million
- Matt Damon – $27 Million
- Brad Pitt – $25 Million
- Drew Barrymore – $22 Million
- Jennifer Lopez – $17 Million
- Nicole Kidman -$14.5 Million
- Jennifer Garner – $14 Million
- Cameron Diaz – $13 Million
Popular Sports Figures of 2005 (In no particular order)
- Lance Armstrong
- Tom Brady
- Steve Nash
- Alex Rodriguez
- Michelle Wie
Top 10 Highest Rated Television Shows of 2005:
- American Idol (Tuesday-FOX
- American Idol (Wednesday-FOX
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation-CBS
- Desperate Housewives -ABC
- Grey’s Anatomy-ABC
- Without a Trace-CBS
- Dancing with the Stars-ABC
- Survivor: Guatemala-CBS
- CSI: Miami -CBS
- House -Fox
What Things Cost in 2005
Gallon of Milk: $3.75
Gallon of Gas: $2.27
Loaf of Bread: $2.29
Movie Ticket: $6.41
College Education: Private – $29, 026 Public: $12, 127
House: $213,900 (Median Home Price)
Car: About 30,000 for a moderately priced car.
Diapers: Approximately 25 cents a diaper.
Babysitter: Approximately $12 an hour for someone over age 18.
Sunday Paper: Average price $1.50
Postage Stamp: 37 cents
As always, let us know if there is any more information you need in the comments. We are happy to oblige.Stay tuned for 2004!