On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 2017

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jamaican sprint super-star Usain Bolt finishes 3rd behind Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman in his final individual race, the 100m at IAAF World Championships in London

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Super Rugby Final, Ellis Park: Canterbury Crusaders (NZ) travel to Johannesburg and beat Lions, 25-17 for their 8th SR title
  • UN Security Council votes to impose sanctions on North Korea for its continued missile program

Famous Deaths

  • Doug Insole, English cricketer (England batsman of the 50's, nine Tests), dies at 91
  • Mark White, American politician, lawyer, and 43rd Governor of Texas (1983-7), dies at 77