On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1999

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
1999 Highlights

About August 5, 1999

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo