What Happened on August 16, 2005

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)
2005 Highlights

About August 16, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: You're Beautiful - James Blunt