On This Day

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

LoveWedding of Interest

"Jurassic Park" actress Laura Dern (38) weds musician Ben Harper (36) in Los Angeles

Actress Laura Dern
Laura Dern
  • Soccer star player Kaka (23) weds Brazilian singer Caroline Celico (18) at Igreja Renascer em Cristo in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Famous Deaths

  • Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer and coach (b. 1914)
  • 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? 15 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn