On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 2005

Historical Events

BeatificationPapal Inauguration

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI

Famous Deaths

  • Ezer Weizman, President of Israel (b. 1924)
  • Fei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist (b. 1910)
2005 Highlights

About April 24, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus