On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 2005

Historical Events

Sport awardSports Awards

13th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Annika Sörenstam win

Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
Golfer Annika Sörenstam
Annika Sörenstam

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

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

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • 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

Person of interestEdward Heath

Edward Heath, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1970-74), dies of cancer at 89

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • 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)
  • Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer and one of the pioneers of Jamaican ska music, dies at 78
2005 Highlights

About July 17, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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