On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 160 people are killed by flash floods across Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • MLB bans New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez for 211 games as a result of the Biogenesis Laboratories scandal
  • Rain intervenes to end the 3rd cricket Test between Australia and England at Old Trafford; England retains the Ashes after winning the first 2 Tests

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Samantha Power becomes the 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power
Journalist and Diplomat
Samantha Power
  • The world's first bovine stem cell lab-grown burger is eaten in London

Famous Deaths

  • George Duke, American Grammy-Award winning musician, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67