What Happened on July 6, 2005

Historical Events

  • IOC awards London the right to host the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012 with a vote of 54 to 50 over Paris on the fourth and final ballot.

Live 8 Concert

Live 8 concert at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland; performers include Wet Wet Wet, Annie Lennox, James Brown, the Corrs, and The Proclaimers

Famous Deaths

  • Bruno Augenstein, German-born mathematician (b. 1923)
  • Claude Simon, Malagasy-French writer, (Nobel Prize Literature 1985), dies at 91
  • Ed McBain [Evan Hunter], American writer (Blackboard Jungle), dies at 78
  • L. Patrick Gray III, American FBI director (b. 1916)
  • Richard Verreau, Canadian tenor (b. 1926)

About July 6, 2005

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 17 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

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

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