On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 2005

Historical Events

  • 10th Athletics World Championships open at Helsinki, Finland

Famous Weddings

Robert Evans

Legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (75) weds Lady Victoria White (42) at the One & Only Palmilla resort in Cabo San Lucas

Famous Deaths

  • Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban singer (Los Bocucos, 1959-91; Buena Vista Social Club), dies at 78
  • James Wilson, English-Irish classical composer (Grinning At The Devil) dies at 82
  • Robin Cook, British politician (b. 1946)
  • William "Keter" Betts, American jazz double bassist (Dinah Washington; Charlie Byrd; Ella Fitzgerald), dies of a heart attack at 77
2005 Highlights

About August 6, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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