On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 2005

Historical Events

  • Bubba Stewart becomes first African-American to win a major motor sports event when he takes out the Monster Energy AMA Supercross C'ship event in Irving, Texas
  • Newcastle United teammates Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer are sent off for fighting each other in a 3-0 home defeat to EPL rivals Aston Villa at St. James’ Park

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn Paul II

Pope Saint John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla], Polish Roman Catholic Pope, dies of heart failure at 84

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

2005 Highlights

About April 2, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries