On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 2005

Day of the Week: Friday

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, Russian gymnast (b. 1936)
  • Raul Roco, Philippine senator (b. 1941)