On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 2005

Historical Events

  • 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


Person of interestPeter Jennings

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

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings

2005 Highlights

About August 7, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo