On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 2005

Historical Events

Sports History

92nd Tour de France: no winner; Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive victory but disqualified in 2012 for doping

Golf Tournament

British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Aberdeen: Tom Watson wins his second Open Senior title in a playoff with Ireland's Des Smyth

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (pioneer in research linking smoking to health problems), dies at 92
2005 Highlights

About July 24, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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