What Happened on August 5, 2017

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • 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
2017 History

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

About August 5, 2017

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

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