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  • Major Events of 2005



    • MLB: 2005 World Series
      Chicago White Sox win 4-0 against the Houston Astros
      - Oct 22...Houston 3 at Chicago 5
      - Oct 23...Houston 6 at Chicago 7
      - Oct 25...Chicago 7 at Houston 5 (14th inn)
      - Oct 26...Chicago 1 at Houston 0
    • NFL: Super Bowl XXXIX
      New England Patriots win 24-21 against the Philadelphia Eagles
      - Super Bowl Box Score:
      New England...0 7 7 10-24
      Philadelphia......0 7 7 7-21
    • Professional Golf
      Men's Majors winners
      - The Masters: Tiger Woods... 74-66-65-71--276
      - US Open: Michael Campbell... 71-69-71-69--280
      - British Open: Tiger Woods... 66-67-71-70--274
      - PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson... 67-65-72-72--276
      Women's Majors winners
      - Kraft Nabisco Championship:
      Annika Sörenstam... 70-69-66-68--273
      - US Women's Open: Birdie Kim... 74-72-69-72--287
      - McDonald's LPGA Championship:
      Annika Sörenstam... 68-67-69-73--277
      - Weetabix Women's British Open:
      Jeong Jang... 68-66-69-69--272


    Popular Songs

    1 Mariah Carey We Belong Together
    2 Gwen Stefani Hollaback Girl
    3 Mario Let Me Love You
    4 Kelly Clarkson Since U Been Gone
    5 Ciara feat. Missy Elliott 1, 2 Step
    6 Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx Gold Digger
    7 Green Day Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
    8 50 Cent feat. Olivia Candy Shop
    9 Pussycat Dolls feat. Busta Rhymes Don't Cha
    10 Kelly Clarkson Behind These Hazel Eyes

    Popular Movies

    1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. $895,911,078
    2. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox / Lucasfilm $848,754,768
    3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Walt Disney Pictures $745,013,115
    4. War of the Worlds Paramount / DreamWorks $591,745,540
    5. King Kong Universal $550,517,357
    6. Madagascar DreamWorks $532,680,671
    7. Mr. & Mrs. Smith 20th Century Fox $478,207,520
    8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Warner Bros $474,968,763
    9. Batman Begins Warner Bros / Legendary $374,218,673
    10. Hitch Columbia $368,100,420




    76th Academy Awards

    • Best Picture: Crash
    • Best Director: Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain
    • Best actor in a leading role: Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote
    • Best actress in a leading role: Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line
    • Best actor in a supporting role: George Clooney for Syriana
    • Best actress in a supporting role: Rachel Weisz for The Constant Gardener
    • Academy Honorary Award: Robert Altman

    Grammy Awards

    • Record of the Year: "Here We Go Again" - Ray Charles & Norah Jones
    • Song of the Year: "Daughters" - John Mayer
    • Album of the Year: "Genius Loves Company" - Ray Charles & various artists
    • Best New Artist: Maroon 5


    Nobel Prizes


    • Peace: The IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) and Mohamed ElBaradei (Egypt) "for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way"
    • Physiology or Medicine: Barry J. Marshall & Robin Warren "for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease"
    • Economic Sciences: Robert J. Aumann (Israel/USA) & Thomas Schelling (USA) "for having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis"
    • Chemistry: Robert Grubbs, Richard Schrock, & Yves Chauvin "for the development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis"
    • Physics: John L. Hall & Theodor W. Hänsch "for their contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique"
    • Literature: Harold Pinter (UK - English)


    Pulitzer Prizes

    • Public Service: Los Angeles Times
    • National Reporting: Walt Bogdanich, New York Times
    • International Reporting: Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times; Dele Olojede, Newsday (Long Island, NY)
    • Editorial Writing: Tom Philip, Sacramento Bee
    • Editorial Cartooning: Nick Anderson, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
    • Photography: Deanne Fitzmaurice, San Francisco Chronicle
    • Commentary: Connie Schultz, Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • Criticism: Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
    • Feature Writing: Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune
    • Beat Reporting: Amy Dockser Marcus, Wall Street Journal
    • Explanatory Reporting: Gareth Cook, Boston Globe
    • Investigative Reporting: Nigel Jaquiss, Willamette Week (Portland, OR)
    • Breaking News: Staff, Associated Press
    • Fiction: Marilynne Robinson, Gilead
    • Drama: John Patrick Shanley, Doubt
    • Biography/Autobiography: Mark Stevens & Annalyn Swan, De Kooning: An American Master
    • History: David Hackett Fisher, Washington's Crossing
    • Poetry: Ted Kooser, Delights and Shadows
    • General Nonfiction: Steve Coll, Ghost Wars
    • Music: Steven Stucky, Second Concerto for Orchestra