What Happened on August 3, 2006

Historical Events

Baseball Record

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 (Love; National Recording Company), dies of leukemia at 61
  • Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Austro-British soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), dies at 90

About August 3, 2006

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado Featuring Timbaland
  • UK #1 Song: Hips Don't Lie - Shakira Ft. Wyclef Jean