On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 2005

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

Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
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
Tom Watson

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? 15 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo