On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 2005

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the 6th book in the series by J. K. Rowling, is published worldwide. 9 million copies sell in 24 hrs

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Academy award-winning actress Sandra Bullock (40) weds "Monster Garage" host Jesse James (36) at sunset on the grounds of The Folded Hills Ranch in Gaviota, California


Famous Deaths

  • Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, and entertainer (b. 1920)
  • Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (b. 1920)
  • Prince Gu of Korea (b. 1931)
2005 Highlights

About July 16, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer