What Happened on April 5, 2005

Historical Events

  • 24th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Baylor beats Michigan State, 84-62; Bears' small forward Sophia Young is named Most Outstanding Player
  • The Washington Nationals lose their inaugural season opener, 8-4 to the Philadelphia Phillies; first team to represent the nation's capital since the Washington Senators left after the 1971 season

Famous Deaths

  • Dale Messick [Dalia Messick], American comic strip artist (Brenda Starr, Reporter), dies at 98
  • Debralee Scott, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Cathy"; Angie), dies at 52
  • John Sichel, British film and television director (b. 1937)

Saul BellowSaul Bellow (1915-2005)

Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), dies at 89

About April 5, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

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