On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 2017

Historical Events

  • England breaks 19-year drought in home Test cricket series against South Africa; beat Proteas by 177 in 4th Test at Old Trafford; Moeen Ali 75no and 5/69

Famous Deaths

  • David Maslanka, American composer (Angel Of Mercy; Sea Dreams), and educator, dies of colon cancer at 73
  • Janet Seidel, Australian jazz pianist, vocalist, arranger, and educator, dies of ovarian cancer at 62
2017 Highlights

About August 7, 2017

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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