What Happened on August 5, 2000

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Moni Maker wins the $500,00 Nat Ray at the Meadowlands in world record 1:52.1 to become harness racing's first $5m stakes earner

Famous Birthdays

  • Maya Bond, American singer and musician

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAlec Guinness

Alec Guinness, British actor (The Ladykillers, The Bridge on the River Kwai), dies of liver cancer at 86

  • Otto Buchsbaum, Austrian writer and ecological activist, dies at 80