On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 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 Deaths

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