What Happened on August 3, 2006

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Barry Bonds' 715th MLB home run ball (moved him past Babe Ruth for 2nd all-time) fetches $220,100 at auction
  • 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, singer (b. 1915)