On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 2021

Historical Events

  • 132 wildfires in Turkey's southern coastal Manavgat district have burnt 118,789 hectares of land in six days, killing eight people [1]
  • Hawaii's largest wildfire on record, Mana Road Fire in South Kohala, finally being brought under control after burning through 40,000 acres
  • Jamaican athlete Elaine Thompson Herah wins 200m gold in Tokyo to become the first female to claim the 100/200m double at consecutive Olympic Games
  • Karsten Warholm of Norway runs first ever sub-46 second 400m hurdles 45.94 WR to claim gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • New Zealand canoeist Lisa Carrington wins her third straight Olympic K-1 200m title at the Tokyo Games; also wins K-2 500m for her 4th career Olympic gold medal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Singer Tony Bennett celebrates his 95th birthday with Lady Gaga in the first of 2 "farewell" performances at Radio City Music Hall, NYC

Singer Tony Bennett
Singer
Tony Bennett
Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga

Famous Deaths

  • Jocelyne Bourassa, Canadian golfer (LPGA Rookie of the Year 1972; Canadian Open 1973), dies at 74
2021 Highlights

About August 3, 2021

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo