What day of the week was August 31, 2005?

The day of the week August 31st, 2005 fell on was a Wednesday.

Jaan Kiivit the Jr., Estonian clergyman (b. 1940) died on this day in 2005. As did Joseph Rotblat the Polish-English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908) , Michael Sheard the Scottish-English actor (b. 1940) .

The record for the most number of penalty kicks (40) taken in a Penalty shootout in a football match was set during an FA Cup Preliminary Round Replay match between Tunbridge Wells and Littlehampton Town at the Culverden Stadium in England.