On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 2005

Historical Events

Sport awardSports Awards

13th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Annika Sörenstam win

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong

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? 15 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer