On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 2007

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Atlanta left-hander Tom Glavine becomes only the 23rd pitcher in MLB history to reach the 300 win milestone as the Braves beat Cubs, 8-3
  • British Open Women's Golf, St. Andrews: Lorena Ochoa of Mexico leads wire-to-wire to win the first of her 2 major titles, 4 strokes ahead of Maria Hjorth and Jee Young Lee

Famous Deaths

  • Florian PittiƟ, Romanian artist (b. 1943)
  • Jean-Marie Lustiger, Cardinal of France
  • Oliver Hill, American civil rights attorney (Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999), dies at 100