What Happened on August 4, 2005

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Event of Interest

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

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
  • Nick Perito, American pianist, accordion player, arranger and orchestra leader (Perry Como; Muzak; The Don Knotts Show), dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 81

About August 4, 2005

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 1 month and 20 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