On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 2005

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NHL great Wayne Gretzky makes his coaching debut for the Phoenix Coyotes in 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • NHL opens regular season after 10-month lockout of entire 2004-05 season; Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson & Dany Heatley first players to score winning goals in a shoot out in NHL history; both score v Toronto goalie Ed Belfour in 3-2 OT victory

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Vampire novel "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer is first published by Little Brown

2005 Highlights

About October 5, 2005

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

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