What Happened on December 5th, 2005

Day of Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.
  • The Lake Tanganyika earthquake causes significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Masry, American lawyer (b. 1932)
  • Frits Philips, Dutch businessman (b. 1905)
  • Kevin "Big Kev" McQuay, Australian businessman (b. 1949)