On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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 (Cathy-Mary Hartman, Angie), dies at 52
  • John Sichel, British film and television director (b. 1937)

Person of interestSaul Bellow

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

Novelist Saul Bellow
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Saul Bellow