On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 2017

Historical Events

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Brazilian soccer forward Neymar transfers from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record transfer fee of €222 on a 5-year deal

Footballer Neymar

Music releaseMusic Single

Camila Cabello releases her single "Havana" (biggest song worldwide 2018, 19 million copies sold)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is elected for his second term as President

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
  • Massachusetts woman Michelle Carter sentenced to 2 1/2 years for urging her boyfriend to commit suicide
  • Rapper Kidd Creole arrested and charged for stabbing to death a homeless man in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Hardy, British actor (Harry Potter, All Creatures Great and Small), dies at 91
  • Theodore "Ted" Stanley, American anesthesiologist and medical entrepreneur (created the fentanyl lollipop), dies at 77
  • Ty Hardin [Orison Hungerford Jr.], American actor (Riptide, Bronco), dies at 87
2017 Highlights

About August 3, 2017

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo