On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • NFL Draft: University of Utah quarterback Alex Smith first pick by San Francisco 49ers

Famous Deaths

  • Al Grassby, Australian immigration minister (b. 1928)
  • Earl Wilson, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1962; AL wins leader 1967 Boston Red Sox), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Earl Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Premier of Queensland (b. 1911)
  • Romano Scarpa, Italian-born comic artist (b. 1927)
  • Sir John Mills, British actor (Ryan's Daughter, Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace), dies from a chest infection at 97