On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 2004

Historical Events

  • 7-time All-Star and 6-time World Champion forward Scottie Pippen announces his retirement from the NBA and the Chicago Bulls

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Professional golfer Tiger Woods (28) weds former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (24) at Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-born English physicist (Nobel 1962-X-ray diffraction studies of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) proved crucial to the determination of DNA’s molecular structure by James D. Watson and Francis Crick), dies at 87

Person of interestRodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (Caddyshack), dies at 82

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 nominee), dies at 62
2004 Highlights

About October 5, 2004

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 16 years and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra