What Happened on August 7, 2005

Historical Events

Sports History

American sprinter Justin Gatlin blitzes field to win 100m in 9.88 at the World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland

  • In one of cricket history's closest Tests, and despite a brave unbeaten 43 from Australian tail-ender Brett Lee, England sneaks a 2-run win in series turning 2nd Test at Edgbaston

Famous Deaths

Peter Jennings (1938-2005)

Canadian-American news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies of lung cancer at 67

About August 7, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 1 month and 17 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