What Happened on August 5, 2013

Historical Events

  • 160 people are killed by flash floods across Afghanistan and Pakistan

Sports History

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 Interest

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
2013 History

Famous Deaths

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

About August 5, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell
  • UK #1 Song: Wake Me Up - Avicii