On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 2021

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FC Barcelona confirms record breaking Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi will leave the club because of Spanish La Liga regulations on player payments

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • New Zealand canoeist Lisa Carrington wins her third Olympic gold medal of the Tokyo Games by winning K-1 500m; 5th career gold for Carrington

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts (80) announces he will be unable to accompany the band on its 2021 U.S. tour, based on medical advice; American Steve Jordan tapped to fill in

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts

Famous Deaths

  • Terry Davies MBE, Welsh rugby union full back (21 Tests Wales, 2 British & Irish Lions; Swansea RFC, Llanelli RFC), dies at 88
2021 Highlights

About August 5, 2021

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo