What Happened on August 3, 2008

Historical Events

Sports History

British Open Women's Golf, Sunningdale GC: Jiyai Shin of South Korea shoots final round 66 (−6) to win her first major championship, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Yani Tseng

Film & TV History

Morgan Freeman is injured in an automobile accident near Ruleville, Mississippi, when his car flipped over several times on the highway

  • US Senior Open Men's Golf, Broadmoor GC: Eduardo Romero of Argentina wins by 4 strokes ahead of Fred Funk for his second Champions Tour major title
2008 History

Famous Deaths

Aleksandr SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

Russian writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel Prize for Literature 1970), dies at 89

  • Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), dies at 74
  • Skip Caray, American TV and radio broadcaster (b. 1939)

About August 3, 2008

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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