On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 2005

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

Historic Event

Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein

Famous Deaths

  • Corinne Lévesque, wife of Quebec premier René Lévesque (b. 1943)
  • Dallas Cook, American ska-funk trombonist (Suburban Legends), killed in a motorcycle accident at 23
2005 Highlights

About October 19, 2005

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 16 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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