What Happened on August 29, 2005

Historical Events

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina makes 2nd and 3rd 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, American rock bassist (The Cowsills - "We Can Fly"), drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50
2005 Highlights

About August 29, 2005

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: The Importance Of Being Idle - Oasis