On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 2005

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Mandala Airlines Flight 91 crashes into a heavily-populated residential area, seconds after taking off from Medan in Sumatra, Indonesia, killing 100 people on board and 49 people on the ground

Famous Deaths

  • Roberto Viaux, Chilean Army General and the primary planner in two failed coup d'├ętat attempt in Chile (b. 1917)