What Happened on December 23, 2005

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Azerbaijan Airlines Flight 217 from Baku, Azerbaijan, to Aktau, Kazakhstan crashes shortly after takeoff killing 23 people.
  • Chad declares a state of war against Sudan following a December 18 attack on Adré, which left about 100 people dead.

Famous Weddings

  • "Are You Being Served?" actor John Inman (70) weds Ron Lynch at Westminster Register Office
  • "Jurassic Park" actress Laura Dern (38) weds musician Ben Harper (36) in Los Angeles
  • Soccer star player Kaka (23) weds Brazilian singer Caroline Celico (18) at Igreja Renascer em Cristo in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Famous Deaths

  • Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer and coach (b. 1914)
  • Norman D. Vaughan, American polar explorer and dogsled driver (b. 1905)