What Happened on April 23, 2005

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • Al Grassby, Australian immigration minister, dies at 78
  • Earl Wilson, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1959-70, (Boston Red Sox (no-hitter 1962), Detroit Tigers (AL wins co-leader, 1967), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, Australian politician, Premier of Queensland (1968-87), dies at 94
  • Robert Farnon, Canadian classical and light music composer and conductor dies at 87
  • Romano Scarpa, Italian-born comic artist, dies at 77
  • Sir John Mills, British actor (Ryan's Daughter, Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace), dies from a chest infection at 97
2005 Highlights

About April 23, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Candy Shop - 50 Cent Featuring Olivia
  • UK #1 Song: (Is This The Way To) Amarillo? - Tony Christie Ft. Peter Kay