Historical Events on October 5th, 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