On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 crashes near Machiques, Venezuela, killing all 160 aboard.

Famous Deaths

  • Frère Roger, Swiss monk and mystic (b. 1915)
  • Joe Ranft, American screenwriter and animator (Toy Story, Cars), dies at 45
  • Vassar Clements, American musician (b. 1928)
  • Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (b. 1943)
  • William Corlett, English children's writer(b. 1938)