What Happened on August 23, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 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, American actor (b. 1927)
  • Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), dies in a road accident at 71
  • Ninjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (b. 1973)