What Happened on August 8, 2005

Famous Deaths

  • Ahmed Deedat, Islamic scholar (b. 1918)
  • Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (Vertigo, Dallas, Caught), dies at 82
  • Gene Mauch, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • Ilse Werner [Ilse Charlotte Still], Dutch-German actress (Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow), dies at 84
  • John H. Johnson, African-American publisher Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet), dies at 87
  • Monica Sjöö, Swedish artist (b. 1938)
2005 Highlights

About August 8, 2005

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: You're Beautiful - James Blunt