What Happened on October 19, 2005

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb
  • MLB National League Championship: Houston Astros beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

Famous Deaths

  • Corinne Lévesque, wife of Quebec premier René Lévesque (b. 1943)
  • Dallas Cook, American musician (Suburban Legends) (b. 1982)