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

Baseball Record

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

  • (Lyle) "Spud" Murphy [Miko Stefanovic], Serbian-American jazz multi-instrumentalist, arranger (Benny Goodman; Casa Loma Orchestra), bandleader, composer (Columbia Pictures), and educator (Equal Interval System), dies at 96
  • 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)
  • Roy Scott, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (1 Test, 1 wicket; Canterbury), dies at 88

About August 5, 2005

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 7 months and 21 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