What Happened on August 3, 2017

Historical Events

World Record

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

Music Single

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

Election of Interest

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

  • 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? 5 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
  • UK #1 Song: Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Ft. Justin Bieber