On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Weddings

  • "Strictly Come Dancing" hostess Natasha Kaplinsky (32) weds investment banker Justin Bower at St. Margaret's Church in Somerset, England

Famous Deaths

  • Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (b. 1936)
  • David Ironside, South African cricketer (South African swing bowler in 3 Tests v NZ 1953-54), dies at 80
  • Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1925)
  • Martin Dillon, American opera singer, dies of cardiac arrest at 48
  • Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), dies of a brain tumor at 71