On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 2002

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Deaths

  • Chick Hearn, American NBA broadcaster (called 3,338 LA Lakers games), dies at 85
  • Darrell Porter, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1974, 78-80; World Series MVP 1982), dies of heart failure at 50
  • Franco Lucentini, Italian writer (b. 1920)
  • Josh Ryan Evans, American actor (b. 1982)