What Happened on December 8, 2005

Historical Events

  • Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.

Famous Deaths

  • Donald James Martino, American classical composer (Notturno - Pulitzer Prize, 1974), dies at 74
  • Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (The Secret Agent's Blunder), dies at 90
2005 Highlights

About December 8, 2005

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Run It! - Chris Brown
  • UK #1 Song: Stickwitu - Pussycat Dolls