What Happened on August 31, 2005

Historical Events

Venice Film Festival

62nd Venice Film Festival: "Brokeback Mountain" directed by Ang Lee wins Golden Lion

  • A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people.

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Rotblat, Polish-British physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (for work to end the nuclear arms race), dies at 96
  • Michael Sheard, Scottish actor (The Empire Strikes Back), dies at 67

About August 31, 2005

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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