On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 2005

Historical Events

  • NBA announces Las Vegas will host the 2007 All Star game; first time event will be held in a city without an NBA team
  • St. Louis Cardinals 1st baseman Albert Pujols becomes the first player to connect for 30 home runs in each of his first 5 MLB seasons

Famous Weddings

  • Bavaria's Prince Leopold's son Prince Manuel von Bayern (31) weds Prince Ludwig-Ferdinand's daughter Princess Anna of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg in Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Jim O'Hora, American football coach (b. 1915)
  • Polina Astakhova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (5 Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64), dies at 68
  • Raul Roco, Philippine senator (b. 1941)
2005 Highlights

About August 5, 2005

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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