On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Israel and Palestinians agree to ceasefire.
  • Leaders of both Palestine and Israel declare a truce in what many hope will be a "new era of peace"

Famous Deaths

  • Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, dies at 88
  • Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
  • Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers), dies at 56