On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 2021

Historical Events

  • Faith Kipyegon of Kenya retains her Olympic 1,500m title in OR 3:53.11 at the Tokyo Olympics
  • Jamaican 100/200m champion Elaine Thompson Herah claims her third track gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics as part of the winning Jamaican 4x100m relay team

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Schlosser, American television executive (NBC - hired Johnny Carson; championed Laugh-In; conceptualized Saturday Night Live), dies at 95
  • Kenneth Nichols, Canadian classical pianist, composer, (Symphonic Celebration; Boy In A Cage), and teacher (Brandon University, 1962-96), dies at 85
2021 Highlights

About August 6, 2021

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

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo