On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 2008

Historical Events

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer, Nobel Prize for Literature 1970, dies at 89

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), dies at 74
  • Skip Caray, American TV and radio broadcaster (b. 1939)
2008 Highlights

About August 3, 2008

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo