On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 2017

Historical Events

  • 1.4 ton WWII bomb defused in Frankfurt, Germany with 60,000 people evacuated, the largest postwar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Governor of California Jerry Brown issues state of emergency due to La Tuna brush fire near Los Angeles

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • North Korea conducts its sixth and largest ever nuclear test, saying it had successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb

Famous Deaths

  • John Ashbery, American poet (Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror), dies at 90
  • Sugar Ramos [Ultiminio Ramos], Cuban-Mexican boxer (World Featherweight champion 1963-64), dies at 75

Person of interestWalter Becker

Walter Becker, American rock bassist, guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Steely Dan - "Deacon Blues"; "Peg"), dies of esophageal cancer at 67

Musician and Record Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Record Producer
Walter Becker

2017 Highlights

About September 3, 2017

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 4 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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