What Happened on August 1, 2016

Historical Events

  • Anthrax outbreak in Yamalo-Nenets, Siberia kills one and infects 8 others, also kills 2,300 reindeer, global warming blamed

Famous Deaths

  • Franciszek Macharski, Polish Cardinal, Archbishop of Krakow (1978-2005), dies at 87
  • Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], wife of Michael I King of Romania, dies at 92
2016 Highlights

About August 1, 2016

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Cheap Thrills - Sia Featuring Sean Paul
  • UK #1 Song: Cold Water - Major Lazer Ft. Justin Bieber & Mø