On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 2007

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"Michael Clayton", starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, and Tilda Swinton, is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

After years of angry denials, triple gold medal winning American sprinter Marion Jones admits she used steroids 2000-01; pleads guilty to lying to federal investigators; announces retirement in tearful apology; medals returned to USOC

Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat Marion Jones
Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat
Marion Jones

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Reese Witherspoon (30) divorces actor Ryan Phillippe (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

  • Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (b. 1898)
  • Walter Kempowski, German writer (German Chronicle), dies at 78