What Happened on August 3, 2017

Day of the Week: Thursday

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

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