On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 2005

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 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 (b. 1908)
  • Michael Sheard, British actor (b. 1940)