What Happened on May 14, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Former USS America (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the US Navy, deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises. Largest ship ever to be disposed of as a target in a military exercise.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope Benedict XVI observes his first beatification, elevating Blessed Marianne of Molokai on the road to canonization into sainthood.

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI

Famous Weddings

  • The Beverly Hills, 90210 actor Jason Priestley (35) weds British makeup artist Naomi Lowde at the One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas