On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 2005

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Dennis Rader is sentenced to 175 years in prison for the BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) serial killings in Sedgwick County, Kansas.
  • Massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people.

Famous Weddings

  • Model and former Playboy Playmate Kylie Bax (30) weds photographer Spiros Poros in Delos, Greece

Famous Deaths

  • Christopher Bauman, American wrestler (b. 1982)
  • Gao Xiumin, Chinese comedy actress (b. 1959)