On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 2005

Historical Events

  • The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.
  • The Lake Tanganyika earthquake causes significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Masry, American lawyer (b. 1932)
  • Frits Philips, Dutch engineer and CEO (Philips), dies at 100
  • Kevin "Big Kev" McQuay, Australian businessman (b. 1949)
2005 Highlights

About December 5, 2005

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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