Historical Events in August 2011

  • Aug 5 Svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011) - a rogue Polar Bear attacks and kills a British schoolboy.
  • Aug 6 A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.
  • Aug 14 93rd PGA Championship: Keegan Bradley shoots a 272 at Atlanta Athletic Club
  • Aug 16 World Youth Day 2011, organised by the Catholic church, begins in Madrid
  • Aug 18 The "West Memphis Three" are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment
  • Aug 23 5.8 earthquake occurrs in Mineral, Virginia felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 23 Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi is overthrown after the National Transitional Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan Civil War.

Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Leader
Muammar Gaddafi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 24 Tim Cook succeeds Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple Inc., due to Jobs illness

CEO of Apple Tim Cook
CEO of Apple
Tim Cook
Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • Aug 26 The 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA
  • Aug 27 13th World Championships in Athletics open at Daegu, South Korea

Music awardsMusic Awards

Aug 28 28th MTV Video Music Awards: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber win

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
  • Aug 31 68th Venice Film Festival: "Faust" directed by Alexander Sokurov wins Golden Lion