What Happened on August 19, 2005

Historical Events

  • A series of strong storms lashes Southern Ontario spawning several tornadoes as well as creating extreme flash flooding within the city of Toronto and its surrounding communities. In Toronto, it is also dubbed as the Toronto Supercell.
  • The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins

Famous Deaths

  • Mo Mowlam, British Labour Party politician (Member of Parliament for Redcar), dies at 55
2005 Highlights

About August 19, 2005

Day of the Week: Friday
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