On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 2005

Historical Events

  • President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia

Famous Deaths

  • Fran├žoise d'Eaubonne, French feminist (b. 1920)
2005 Highlights

About August 3, 2005

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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