What Happened on August 23, 2005

Historical Events

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina forms over the Bahamas, later becoming a category 5 hurricane

  • 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)

About August 23, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: I'll Be Ok - Mcfly