On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 2001

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 8th Athletics World Championships open at Edmonton, Canada
  • Olympic champion Gezahegne Abera of Ethiopia becomes first athlete to achieve Olympics-World Championships marathon double; runs 2:12:42 to beat Kenya's Simon Biwott by just 0.1s in Edmonton World Championships

Film release premierFilm Release

The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway in her film debut, is released

Actress Anne Hathaway
Actress
Anne Hathaway
  • The Real IRA detonate a car bomb in Ealing, London, injuring 7 people

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President George W. Bush signs into law the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) Extension Act of 2001

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

Famous Deaths

  • Christopher Hewett, British actor (b. 1922)