On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 2002

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)
2002 Highlights

About August 5, 2002

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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