What Happened on October 5, 2001

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Barry Bonds hits his 71st and 72nd home runs in 11-10 loss v LA Dodgers at Pacific Bell Park; breaks Mark McGwire's MLB single season HR record

  • MLB's Atlanta Braves become first pro sports team to win 10 straight division titles after mauling the Marlins, 20-3 to clinch the NL East title; NBA's Boston Celtics (1957-65) & LA Lakers (1982-90) both won 9 in a row
  • Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Historic Event

Tom Ridge resigns as Governor of Pennsylvania to become President George W. Bush's Homeland Security Advisor


Famous Weddings

  • "The Golden Boy" professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya (28) weds Puerto Rican pop singer Millie Corretjer (27) in a secret ceremony held at "El Invernino" in San Juan

Ralf Schumacher

F1 racing driver Ralf Schumacher (26) weds former model Cora Brinkmann at the church of Maria Plain in Salzburg, Austria


Famous Deaths

  • Aldo Jones [Albert Mansis], American rockabilly bassist and singer (Ben Vaughn Combo), dies of leukemia at 41
  • Lou Zara, American writer (Stump the Authors), dies at 91
  • Mike Mansfield, American politician (b. 1903)
2001 Highlights

About October 5, 2001

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

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