On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 2005

Historical Events

  • NFL plays first regular season game outside the United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico
  • The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people

Famous Weddings

  • Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter Evhenya Tymoshenko weds "Death Valley Screamers" musician Sean Carr at 11th century Vydubychi Monastery in Kiev, Ukraine

Famous Deaths

August Wilson

August Wilson, American playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987), dies at 60

Playwright August Wilson
August Wilson
  • Bert Eriksson, Flemish neo-Nazi, dies at 74
  • Hamilton Camp, English-American actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2), dies at 70
  • Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), dies at 87
2005 Highlights

About October 2, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 16 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

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