What Happened on August 3, 2020

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in the US as a Category 1 hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
  • Number of Iranian COVID-19 deaths triple that of government tally, showing 42,000 have died instead of 14,405, according to BBC Persian Service investigation [1]
  • Spain's former King Juan Carlos announces he will go into exile abroad amid his implication in a corruption inquiry
2020 History

Famous Deaths

  • John Hume, Northern Irish politician (jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize for Good Friday Agreement), dies at 83 [1]
  • Ralph Barbieri, American sports radio personality (KNBR San Francisco; 'The Razor and Mr. T' 1996-2012), dies of Parkinson's disease at 74
  • Shirley Ann Grau, American Pulitzer winning author (Keepers of the House), dies at 91

About August 3, 2020

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Cardigan - Taylor Swift
  • UK #1 Song: Head & Heart - Joel Corry Ft. Mnek