On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • NFL plays first regular season game outside 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, American playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987), dies at 60
  • Bert Eriksson, Flemish neo-Nazi, dies at 74
  • Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), dies at 87