On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 2013

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

Historic Event

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

  • The world's first bovine stem cell lab-grown burger is eaten in London

Famous Deaths

  • George Duke, American Grammy Award-winning jazz and funk keyboard player, and composer, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67
2013 Highlights

About August 5, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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