On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 2001

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball 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 Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Formula 1 Driver Ralf Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Ralf Schumacher

Famous Deaths

  • Lou Zara, American writer (Stump the Authors), dies at 91
  • Mike Mansfield, American politician (b. 1903)