On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 2005

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia, the first woman to lead an African country

Africa's 1st Elected Female Head of State Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Africa's 1st Elected Female Head of State
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Famous Deaths

  • Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor and director (Oi Kyries tis avlis), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • David Westheimer, American novelist (Von Ryan's Express), dies at 88
2005 Highlights

About November 8, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 15 years and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio