On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 2005

Historical Events

Film Release

"Brokeback Mountain" film released, directed by Ang Lee, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, based on story by Annie Proulx

Actor Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Filmmaker Ang Lee
Ang Lee

Famous Weddings

Matt Damon

"Bourne" actor Matt Damon (35) weds Argentine-born Luciana Barrosa (29) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau near New York City Hall

Actor Matt Damon
Matt Damon

Famous Deaths

  • György Sándor, Hungarian pianist, dies at 93
  • Robert Sheckley, American sci-fi author (10th Victim, Mindswap), dies at 77
2005 Highlights

About December 9, 2005

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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