What Happened on October 5, 2001

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Barry Bonds hits his 71st home run, breaking Mark McGwire's record of 70 for the most home runs hit in a single season (Bonds would end up with 73 in total)

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tom Ridge resigns as Governor of Pennsylvania to become President George W. Bush's Homeland Security Advisor

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

Famous Weddings

  • "The Golden Boy" professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya (28) weds Puerto Rican pop singer Millie Corretjer (27) in a secret ceremony held at "El Invernino" in San Juan

HeartWedding of Interest

F1 racing driver Ralf Schumacher (26) weds former model Cora Brinkmann at the church of Maria Plain in Salzburg, Austria

Formula 1 Driver Ralf Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Ralf Schumacher

Famous Deaths

  • Mike Mansfield, American politician (b. 1903)