- Suicide bombers attacked three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people.
- The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
- Avril Angers, British stand-up comedian and actress (Coronation Street, The Family Way), dies at 87
- K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (1997-2002), dies at 85
About November 9, 2005
Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No
Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio
- #1 Song: Gold Digger - Kanye West Featuring Jamie Foxx
- #1 Song: You Raise Me Up - Westlife