What Happened on December 20, 2005

Historical Events

The Breakthrough

Geffen Records releases "The Breakthrough", the 7th studio album by Mary J. Blige; it wins 3 Grammy Awrds, and sells over 3 million copies

  • New York City's Transport Workers Union Local 100 goes on strike over pension and wage increases, shutting down all subway and bus services for three days
  • The first same sex civil partnerships in Scotland are celebrated
  • US District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of "intelligent design" in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.
2005 History

Famous Divorces

Renée Zellweger

American actress Renée Zellweger (36) annuls her marriage to American country-music singer Kenny Chesney (37) citing fraud, after 4 months of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Maniam Moorthy, Malaysian climber

About December 20, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Run It! - Chris Brown
  • UK #1 Song: Jcb Song - Nizlopi