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

  • 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 sled dog champion (b. 1954)
2006 Highlights

About August 5, 2006

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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