August 2005 calendar

August 2005

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 2005.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 2005: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2005?


  • 01 Aug 2005 Conflict in Iraq: Six US Marines were killed in an insurgent attack on Haditha, located 140 miles northwest from Baghdad, Iraq.
  • 02 Aug 2005 Air France Flight 358 landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport and then ran off the runway, causing the plane's to burst into flames. There were 12 injuries, but no deaths.
  • 03 Aug 2005 While attending the funeral of King Fahd, in Saudi Arabia, President Maaouya Sid'Ahmed Tya of Mauritania was overthrown by a military coup.
  • 04 Aug 2005 Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has televised a statement in which he blames Tony Blair and his foreign policy for the London bombings of July 2005.
  • 05 Aug 2005 A Palestinian archaeologist is reporting that she discovered a palace from the 10th Century BC. It may have been owned by King David. (NY Times), International Herald Tribune, (Washington Times), Houston Chronicle
  • 06 Aug 2005 Tuninter flight 1153 was abandoned due to engine failure. 16 die
  • 07 Aug 2005 Peter Jennings, a long-standing anchor for ABC World News Tonight, died of lung cancer at the 67th anniversary of his death.
  • 08 Aug 2005 Banco Central Robbery at Fortaleza: An estimated 156 million Brazilian Reals were stolen in Fortaleza, Ceara (Brazil) over the weekend in one the most extensive bank robberies. (Agencia Brasil),
  • 09 Aug 2005 Space Shuttle Discovery, which is part of the STS-114 mission to Mars, will land at 05.12 PDT (12.12 UTC) at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • 10 Aug 2005 Ted Radcliffe, a 103-year-old professional baseball player, has died from cancer. Radcliffe was the 1943 Negro American League Most Valuable Player.
  • 11 Aug 2005 Tens of thousands protested the removal of Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip and gathered at Tel Aviv.
  • 12 Aug 2005 Lakshman Kalidar, Sri Lanka's foreign minister is shot and killed by an LTTE sniper in his home.
  • 13 Aug 2005 Launch of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
  • 14 Aug 2005 Helios Airways Flight 522 crashes in Greece near Grammatiko, killing 121 people. Fighter jet aircraft observe a decompression problem.
  • 15 Aug 2005 Many countries mark the 60th anniversary of the Victory in the Pacific, and the end to World War II. Beijing hosts an arts performance gala. Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, led by Emperor Akihito in a large-scale ceremony, apologizes to the Japanese people for the suffering it caused during World War II. There were scattered protests against the ceremony.
  • 16 Aug 2005 Roger Louis Schutz-Marsauche is better known as Brother Roger. He was killed by a mentally-ill lady during an afternoon prayer. The Taize Community was founded in 1940 by Brother Roger. Many European leaders and officials, including Pope Benedict XVI, were saddened by his death.
  • 17 Aug 2005 As part of the Israel unilateral Disengagement Plan, the first forcible evacuation of settlers begins.
  • 18 Aug 2005 Dennis Rader was sentenced to 175 year imprisonment for his involvement in the BTK serial murders.
  • 19 Aug 2005 Peace Mission 2005, the first ever joint military exercise between Russia & China, begins.
  • 20 Aug 2005 Susilo Bhambang Yudhoyono was the President of Indonesia. He ordered the police and the national intelligence agency to investigate after an outage that left around 100 million people without power.
  • 21 Aug 2005 Pope Benedict XVI was joined by more than 800,000 for the closing Mass of World Youth Day 2005, in Cologne, Germany. (CNN) In 2008, the next World Youth Day will be held in Sydney. BlueAirNews News
  • 22 Aug 2005 A crater.
  • 23 Aug 2005 TANS Peru Flight 204 (a Boeing 737-220-200) crashes near Pucallpa in Peru killing at least 41 people and injuring 100 others. This was the fifth most serious airline accident of this month. (Reuters) Link dead at 21:38 on 14 January 2007 (UTC), (BBC), and (CNN).
  • 24 Aug 2005 Jeanvie Conflict between Israel and Palestine:
  • 25 Aug 2005 Jean-Louis Bruguiere, a French magistrate, warns Al-Qaeda of a terrorist attack in Asia. He identifies Tokyo, Sydney, and Singapore as possible targets.
  • 26 Aug 2005 Jean-Michel Jarre's concert Space of Freedom at Gdansk Shipyard, Poland to commemorate 25 years since the founding of "Solidarity", is expected to attract 120,000 people. Live at 20:00 CET on iTVP
  • 27 Aug 2005 A bomb explosion on a ferry in Lamitan (Basilan, Philippines) left over 30 people injured. This is a stronghold for the Abu Sayyaf group.
  • 28 Aug 2005 Hurricane Katrina makes landfall in Louisiana, Mississippi and New Orleans in the afternoon.
  • 29 Aug 2005 At least 1,836 people are killed and extensive damage is done along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina hits coastal areas from Louisiana and Alabama and travels up the entire Mississippi state (flooding the coast 31 feet/10 meters), affecting most eastern North America.
  • 30 Aug 2005 Conflict in Iraq: According U.S. government officials and Iraqi government officials 56 civilians were killed and more than seven insurgents were killed in US Airstrikes near Syria's border.
  • 31 Aug 2005 A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people.
  • 03 Aug 2005 President of Mauritania Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 2005?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - We Belong Togetheryoutube
  2. - Pon de Replay
  3. - Don't Cha
  4. - Lose Control
  5. - Let Me Hold You

Top #4 songs in the UK

  1. - You're Beautifulyoutube
  2. - Bad Dayyoutube
  3. - Ghetto Gospel
  4. - Since U Been Gone


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 2005?

Miracle by Danielle Steel



The century-long storm hits Northern California on New Year's Eve. A quiet neighborhood in San Francisco is surrounded by the chaos caused by fallen trees and homes damaged.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code


PREMIUM MASS Market Edition #1 Worldwide Bestseller - More Than 80 Million Copies Sold. The Da Vinci Code is an extraordinary reading experience that millions around the world have discovered.

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

The Undomestic Goddess


Samantha Sweeting, a workaholic lawyer, has done the unthinkable. It's a huge mistake that will ruin any chance of a partnership.

The Fairtax Book by Neal Boortz and John Linder

The Fairtax Book


Wouldn't it be great if the IRS was abolished? . . All your money should remain in your pocket. . . You pay taxes only on the amount you spend and not what you earn

The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman

The World Is Flat


The Phenomenal #1 Bestseller is Back in New Edition