On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 2005

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • American Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day (52) announces his retirement from the saddle; $298m in career purses

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaƫlle Jean will be Canada's 27th and first black Governor General

21st Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin
21st Prime Minister of Canada
Paul Martin

Famous Deaths

  • Anatoly Larkin, Russian American physicist, dies at 72
  • Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], American blues singer and guitarist (Grits Ain't Groceries), dies at 70