On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 2006

Historical Events


Hall of fameHall of Fame

Warren Moon becomes the first black quarterback to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio; joined by Troy Aikman, John Madden, Rayfield Wright, Harry Carson and Reggie White

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
Reggie White

Famous Deaths

  • Edward "Ed" Thrasher, American art director and photographer (Come & Gone), dies of cancer at 74
  • Hugo Schiltz, Flemish lawyer and politician, dies at 78
  • Susan Butcher, American sled dog champion (b. 1954)
2006 Highlights

About August 5, 2006

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo