On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • MESSENGER spacecraft performs an Earth flyby
  • The largest trade in NBA history is completed as 5 teams combine to swap 13 players; deal brings Antoine Walker & Jason Williams to Miami, leads to Heat's 1st ever championship that season

Famous Deaths

  • Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer (b. 1955)