On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 2005

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Postal Service christens a Los Angeles facility as "The Ray Charles Station"

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles

Famous Deaths

  • Denis D'Amour, Canadian heavy metal guitarist (Voivod), dies of cancer at 45
  • Ed White, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1949)
  • Gerry Fitt, Northern Irish politician (Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party), dies at 79
  • Robert Denning, American interior designer, dies at 78
2005 Highlights

About August 26, 2005

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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