On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • India's highest court outlaws instant divorce for Muslim men (talaq, talaq, talaq)
  • Missouri Governor Eric Greitens grants stay of execution for Marcellus Williams in light of possible new DNA eividence

Famous Deaths

  • John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, dies of heart failure at 72
  • Rafael "Felo" Ramírez, Cuban-American Spanish language sports announcer (Miami Marlins), dies at 94