On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 2005

Historical Events


Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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

Filmmaker Ang Lee
Filmmaker
Ang Lee
  • 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 (b. 1908)
  • Michael Sheard, British actor (b. 1940)
2005 Highlights

About August 31, 2005

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo