On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 2005

Historical Events

British Golf Open

British Open Golf, St. Andrews: Tiger Woods wins his 10th major title wire-to-wire by 5 shots from Scotsman Colin Montgomerie

  • Canadian Open Women's Golf, Glen Arbour GC: South Korean Meena Lee wins by 1 from Australian Katherine Hull

Famous Weddings

  • Actor Ethan Embry (27) weds actress Sunny Mabrey (29)

Famous Deaths

  • (Lorenzo) "Laurel" Aitken, Cuban-Jamaican singer and one of the pioneers of Caribbean pop and ska music, dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Gavin Lambert, British-American screenwriter (Inside Daisy Clover), dies at 80
  • Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money), dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • Joe Vialls, Australian writer (b. 1944)
2005 Highlights

About July 17, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: You're Beautiful - James Blunt