On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 2006

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Barry Bonds' 715th MLB home run ball (moved him past Babe Ruth for 2nd all-time) fetches $220,100 at auction

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Brazilian Champ Car driver Cristiano da Matta crashes into a deer during testing at Road America, Wisconsin; seriously injured but returns to racing in 2008

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock musician (b. 1945)
  • Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Austro-British soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), dies at 90
2006 Highlights

About August 3, 2006

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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