On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 2005

Historical Events

  • Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers is suspended for 20 games and fined $50k for shoving a cameraman - sentence later overturned

Famous Deaths

  • Gus Bodnar, Canadian NHL center (NHL record 3 assists in 21 seconds 1952), dies at 82
  • Luther Vandross, American soul singer, songwriter ("Endless Love"; "Dance With My Father"), and vocal arranger (David Bowie - Young Americans), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Renaldo "Obie" Benson, American singer (The Four Tops - "I Can't Help Myself"), and songwriter ("What's Going On"), dies from lung cancer at 69
2005 Highlights

About July 1, 2005

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Canada Day (Canada)

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