What Happened on August 5, 2006

Historical Events

Hall 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

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Thrasher, American Grammy Award-winning art director (Warner Brothers Records, 1964-79), and photographer (album art for Frank Sinatra; Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead), dies of cancer at 74
  • Hugo Schiltz, Flemish lawyer and politician, dies at 78
  • Susan Butcher, American dog musher and 4 x winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, dies of graft-versus-host disease while fighting acute myelogenous leukemia at 51
2006 Highlights

About August 5, 2006

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado Featuring Timbaland
  • UK #1 Song: Hips Don't Lie - Shakira Ft. Wyclef Jean