On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 2005

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Civil Partnership Act comes into force in the UK, with Elton John and David Furnish one of the first couples to form a same-sex civil union

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Joe Sakic is named captain of the 2006 Team Canada Olympic team

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic

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Singer Elton John and David Furnish register their civil partnership at Windsor Town Hall, on the first day they come into law in England and Wales

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

Famous Deaths

  • Elrod Hendricks, American baseball player and coach (b. 1940)
  • Myron Healey, American actor (The Lone Ranger, Wyatt Earp), dies of ill health at 82