On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Bomb blast at Jawadia Shia mosque in Herat, Afghanistan kills about 30
  • Christopher A. Wray confirmed at F.B.I. Director by US Senate
  • Two Venezuelan opposition leaders, Leopoldo L√≥pez and Antonio Ledezma re-arrested, revoking their house arrest

Famous Deaths

  • Goldy McJohn, Canadian musician (Steppenwolf), dies at 72