What Happened on August 5, 2001

Historical Events

Women's British Open

British Open Women's Golf, Sunningdale GC: Se Ri Pak of South Korea wins by 2 strokes from Mi Hyun Kim; event gains LPGA major status for first time

  • Cleveland Indians tie a MLB record in erasing a 12 run Seattle lead to win 15-14, also preventing the Mariners from reaching a record 117 season wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Edwards 'Ant-Man', American NBA player (Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Atlanta, Georgia
Born in 2001

Famous Deaths

  • Otema Allimadi, Prime Minister of Uganda (b. 1929)

About August 5, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 21 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bootylicious - Destiny's Child
  • UK #1 Song: Eternal Flame - Atomic Kitten