On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 2005

Historical Events

Venice Film Festival

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

Filmmaker Ang Lee
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? 16 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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