On This Day

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 baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1962; AL wins leader 1967 Boston Red Sox), 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? 16 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus