A massive earthquake rocked South Asia, killing more than 38,000 people, injuring 60,000 and leaving about 3.5m homeless.
Hurricane Wilma was the 12th this year and at one point was the strongest ever recorded. It decreased in strength before battering Mexico and Cuba, but still left terrible devastation.
Bird flu became a worldwide concern, with the first case happening in the UK. A parrot being imported from South America died while in quarantine.
Oasis's Noel Gallagher had plenty to laugh about when his band picked up two awards at the Q awards, but Chris Martin's band, Coldplay, were named best act in the world.
The 200th anniversary of Nelson's victory in the Battle of Trafalgar saw loads of special events taking place.
Oh baby! Newly-engaged Hollywood stars Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise announced the patter of tiny feet are on the way.