On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sport awardGolf 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

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (b. 1912)