What Happened on August 2, 2005

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 Weddings

  • Singer Brandon Flowers (Killers), 24, weds fashion designer Tana Mudkowsky, 23 in O'ahu, Hawaii

Famous Deaths

  • Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer, kidnapped and murdered by religious extremists in Iraq at 49

About August 2, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: You're Beautiful - James Blunt