On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1999

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

St. Louis slugger Mark McGwire becomes only the 16th MLB player to reach the 500 home run milestone as the Cardinals lose 10-2 v San Diego at Busch Stadium

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

Famous Deaths

  • D. W. Brooks, American farmer and businessman, dies at 97