On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 2000

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 Deaths

Person of interestAlec Guinness

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

  • Dudley Randall, African-American poet who founded the pioneering publishing house "Broadside Press", dies at 84
  • Otto Buchsbaum, Austrian writer and ecological activist, dies at 80
2000 Highlights

About August 5, 2000

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo