On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Historic DiscoveryHurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina forms over the Bahamas, later becoming a category 5 hurricane
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A section of New Orleans, Louisiana is flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005
A section of New Orleans, Louisiana is flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005
  • TANS Peru Flight 204 crashes near Pucallpa, Peru, killing 41.

Famous Weddings

  • Olympic gold medalist swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband (27) weds fellow Olympic swimmer Minouche Smit at Henkenshage Castle in Sint-Oedenrode, North Brabant, The Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), dies at 78
  • Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), dies in a road accident at 71
  • Ninjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (b. 1973)