On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 2017

Historical Events

  • Authorities say floods across Bangladesh, Nepal and India have killed more 1200 people and damaged 697,000 houses
  • Brazilian court blocks President Michel Temer from abolishing Renca, which would open parts of the Amazon to mining

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma forms near Cape Verde Islands, will go on to become category 5 hurricane and kill at least 102

Historic Event

Late author Terry Pratchett' unfinished works destroyed by steamroller as per his instructions


2017 Highlights

About August 30, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
  • UK #1 Song: New Rules - Dua Lipa