What Happened on August 29, 2005

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Katrina makes its 2nd landfall as a category 3 hurricane devastating much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle. Kills more than 1,836, causes over $115 billion in damage.

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Cowsill, rock bassist (The Cowsills), believed drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50