On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 2005

Historical Events


BeatificationPapal Inauguration

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI

Famous Weddings

  • "Extra" co-host Dayna Devon (35) weds plastic surgeon Dr. Brent Moelleken at the Hans Fahden Winery in Calistoga, California

Famous Deaths

  • Clement Meadmore, Australian sculptor (b. 1929)
  • George Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (b. 1941)
  • Niels-Henning ├śrsted Pedersen, Danish jazz bassist (b. 1946)
  • Ruth Hussey, American actress (Another Thin Man), dies at 93
2005 Highlights

About April 19, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries