On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 2015

Historical Events

Historic Event

Chilean-born author Isabel Allende receives the US Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama

  • The Athens Stock Exchange re-opens after a month and falls by 22%

Historic Event

US President Obama unveils his Clean Power Plan to cut greenhouse gases

Famous Divorces

Gwen Stefani

Singer Gwen Stefani and musician Gavin Rossdale announce their intention to divorce after nearly 13 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Adam Walacinski, Polish composer, dies at 86
  • Coleen Gray [Doris Bernice Jensen], American actress (Apache Drums, The Killing), dies at 92
  • Les Munro, New Zealand WWII pilot (Dambusters), dies at 96
  • Mel Farr, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1967, 70; Detroit Lions), dies of a massive heart attack at 70
  • Robert Conquest, English historian and poet (The Great Terror), dies at 98
2015 Highlights

About August 3, 2015

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo