On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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