What Happened on February 20, 2005

Historical Events

  • 47th Daytona 500: Jeff Gordon able to hold off Kurt Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr over 3 extra laps to win his third Daytona 500
  • 54th NBA All-Star Game, Pepsi Center, Denver, CO: East beats West, 125-115; MVP: Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers, G
  • Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.
2005 History

Famous Weddings

Bobby Flay

American "Iron Chef America" host Bobby Flay (40) weds former "Law and Order: SVU" actress Stephanie March (30) at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in New York City; divorce in 2015

Famous Deaths

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson (1937-2005)

American journalist and author (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), commits suicide via a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 67

  • John Raitt, American stage and screen singer and actor (Carousel; Pajama Game), dies from pneumonia at 88
  • Pam Bricker, American jazz singer (Thievery Corporation) takes her own life at 50
  • Sandra Dee [Alexandra Zuck], American actress (Gidget, Imitation of Life), dies of kidney disease complication at 62
  • Tom Willmore, English geometer, dies at 85
  • William Gordon Harris, British civil engineer, dies at 92

About February 20, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

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