What Happened on December 23, 2005

Historical Events

  • Azerbaijan Airlines Flight 217 from Baku, Azerbaijan, to Aktau, Kazakhstan crashes shortly after takeoff killing 23 people.
  • Chad declares a state of war against Sudan following a December 18 attack on Adré, which left about 100 people dead

Famous Weddings

  • "Are You Being Served?" actor John Inman (70) weds Ron Lynch at Westminster Register Office

Laura Dern

American "Jurassic Park" actress Laura Dern (38) weds musician Ben Harper (36) in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 2013

  • Brazilian soccer player Kaká (23) weds Brazilian singer Caroline Celico (18) at Igreja Renascer em Cristo in Sao Paulo, Brazil; divorce in 2015

Famous Deaths

  • Lajos Baróti, Hungarian soccer defender (2 caps; Szegedi AK, Győri ETO) and manager (Hungary 1957-66, 75-78), dies at 91
  • Norman D. Vaughan, American polar explorer and dogsled driver (b. 1905)
2005 Highlights

About December 23, 2005

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Run It! - Chris Brown
  • UK #1 Song: Jcb Song - Nizlopi