What Happened on March 4th, 2005

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • The car of released Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena is fired on by US soldiers in Iraq, causing the death of an Italian Secret Service Agent and injuring two passengers.
  • United Nations warns that about 90 million Africans could be infected by HIV in the future without further action against the spread of the disease.

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos Sherman, Uruguayan-born writer (b. 1934)
  • Nicola Calipari, Italian secret service agent (b. 1953)
  • Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
  • Una Hale, Australian soprano (b. 1922)
  • Yuriy Kravchenko, Ukrainian statesman (b. 1951)