What Happened on July 26, 2005

Historical Events

  • Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days
  • Samir Geagea, the Lebanese Forces (LF) leader, is released after spending 11 years in a solitary confinement. His release came after the end of the Syrian occupation to Lebanon.
  • Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission - Launch of Discovery, NASA's first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Golitzen, American art director (b. 1908)
  • Betty Astell, British actress (b. 1912)
  • Gilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)
  • Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (b. 1925)
2005 Highlights

About July 26, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: You're Beautiful - James Blunt