On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Doctor Who" returns to BBC TV after 16 years with the debut of Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose
  • The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China. Around 200,000 to 300,000 attend the walk.

Famous Deaths

  • GĂ©rard Filion, Quebec businessman and journalist (b. 1909)

Person of interestJames Callaghan

James Callaghan, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1976-79), dies of lobar pneumonia, cardiac failure and kidney failure at 92

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), dies at 90
  • Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)