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August 3 – A Day as Today | Discover what happened A day like Today in the World: Who was born on August 3? Who died on August 3? What is celebrated on August 3? Historical events of August 3 in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of August 3:

In the Gregorian Calendar, August 3 is the 215th
(Two-hundredth fifteenth) day of the year.

There are 150 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

I was arrested because of my naivety. I knew that the letters from the front prohibited talking about military secrets, but I believed that thinking was allowed.

— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Russian writer (died August 3, 2008)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

August 3 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 338 a. C .: the inhabitants of Manduria – a town located on the inner side of the heel of the Italian “boot” – defeat the invading Spartan forces of King Archidamus II in the battle of Manduria.
  • 8 d. C .: On the Bathinus River (present-day Bednia River in Croatia), the Roman general Tiberius (of the Old Roman Republic) defeats the Dalmatians.
  • 435: after being stripped of his position, the Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorio, considered to be the promoter of the Christological heresy called Nestorianism, is exiled, by the Byzantine emperor Theodosius II, to a monastery in Egypt.
  • 881 – In the Picardy region of Abbeville (northern France), the army of Louis III kills 8000 Vikings at the Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu. The event is celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied (the song of Luis).
  • 1031: Olaf II of Norway is canonized as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey.
  • 1057: Frederik van Lotharingen elected as the first Belgian Pope Stephen IX.
  • 1342: the siege of Algeciras begins during the Reconquest.
  • 1347: in the north of France the siege of Calais ends. What would later be called the Hundred Years War begins.
  • 1492: Christopher Columbus leaves the port of Palos de la Frontera (Spain).
  • 1492: the Catholic Monarchs expel the Jews from Spain with the Decree of the Alhambra.
  • 1529: for the Peace of Cambrai, the French monarch Francisco I renounces the Italian territories, Flanders and the Artois squares in favor of Carlos I.
  • 1530: Battle of Gavinana, where Florence is crushed by the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1645: in Bavaria French troops defeat the Germans at the Battle of Nördlingen.
  • 1655: in Sinaloa (Mexico) the town of El Rosario is founded.
  • 1704: in Gibraltar, the British naval forces of Rear Admiral George Rooke initiate the bombardment against the Spanish garrison. The battle will last five hours.
  • 1713: in Madrid (Spain) the registration of the first minute book of the Royal Spanish Academy begins with the news of the celebration of the first working session of the new linguistic corporation, held on July 6 in the home of its own founder, Juan Manuel Fernández Pacheco.
  • 1740: in the current region of Valparaíso (Chile) the town of San Felipe de Acongagua is founded.
  • 1758: France and the United Kingdom fight the naval combat of Negapatam, near Nagapattinam, in the framework of the Seven Years’ War; without conclusive result.
  • 1767: the town of Chonchi is founded on the Isla Grande de Chiloé.
  • 1773: in the department of Santander (Colombia) the town of Confines is founded.
  • 1777: The first flag of the United States is raised for the first time at Fort Stanwix – the site of the present city of Rome (in the state of New York).
  • 1777: in Esterháza (Hungary) the opera buffa Il mondo della luna, by Joseph Haydn, with a libretto by Carlo Goldoni, is premiered.
  • 1778: in Italy the Teatro alla Scala in Milan is inaugurated, with the opera Europa riconosciuta, by Antonio Salieri (1750-1825).
  • 1795: in Paris (France) the Conservatoire de Musique is founded, which will give rise to the National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris.
  • 1804: German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt returns to Europe after a four-year scientific trip to America.
  • 1806: General Francisco de Miranda disembarks in La Vela de Coro (Venezuela).
  • 1808: in Zaragoza (Spain) – in the context of the War of Independence – the French invaders initiate the first siege of Zaragoza.
  • 1814: in Cuzco (Peru), Mateo García Pumacahua and other patriots create the governing board, the first and only governing board in the Viceroyalty of Peru.
  • 1829: in Paris (France) the opera Guillermo Tell is premiered.
  • 1854: in the province of Buenos Aires (Argentina) the seaside resort of Quequén is founded.
  • 1864: in Spain the Order of Military Merit is created.
  • 1868: the Government of the province of Buenos Aires substitutes capital punishment for imprisonment with a maximum of 20 years of deprivation of liberty.
  • 1871: in the province of Colchagua (Chile) the Chilean commune of Nancagua is founded.
  • 1881: in Pretoria (South Africa), representatives of the Army of the Republic of South Africa and the British Army sign the peace agreement known as the Treaty of Pretoria. South Africa achieves self-government, albeit under British “supervision.”
  • 1887: in the School of Arts and Crafts of Montevideo (Uruguay) the pericón is re-released. As early as 1794, the Spanish lieutenant José Espinosa y Tello had mentioned that this dance was danced in the Río de la Plata region.
  • 1889: Auguste Charlois discovers the asteroid (285) Regina.
  • 1889: the eastern end of Siberia (Russia) the town of Anadyr is founded.
  • 1899: the Rothstock railway station is opened in the Jungfrau (Bernese Alps).
  • 1901: in Barcelona (Catalonia) the anarchist currents – very firm in Catalonia, the Levant and the South of Spain – founded the Solidaridad Obrera union.
  • 1902: in the Argentine city of Tigre (province of Buenos Aires) the Club Atlético Tigre is founded.
  • 1903: the Austro-Hungarian Emperor, Franz Joseph I, vetoes the election of the pope in the person of Cardinal Rampolla, for which Cardinal Saint Pius X is elected.
  • 1903: Macedonian rebels in Kruševo proclaim the Republic of Kruševo, which exists for only ten days before the Ottoman Turks razed the city.
  • 1904: in Tibet, a British expedition reaches the city of Lhasa, which the Dalai Lama had just left.
  • 1904: the German astronomer Max Wolf discovers the asteroid (540) Rosamunda.
  • 1905: in Strasbourg, an unmanned recording hot air balloon (from the Oberhein aeronautical society) reaches an altitude of 25,800 m.
  • 1905: in Los Cerricos (Almería) construction of the tower of the church of San Bartolomé is completed
  • 1906: in Beijing, England and China sign a treaty by which both countries agree to respect the independence of Tibet.
  • 1906: in the province of La Pampa (Argentina) the town of Villa Mirasol is founded.
  • 1907: in Barcelona the number 1 car registration is issued for a car from the Barcelona-based company Hispano-Suiza.
  • 1907: Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia meet in Swinemünde.
  • 1907: in Portugal, the king institutes Sunday rest.
  • 1908: Venezuela breaks diplomatic relations with the Netherlands.
  • 1912: The Ottoman Empire agrees a limited autonomy for Albania that includes the re-implementation of the teaching of the Albanian language, which becomes the administrative language of the region.
  • 1912: the Tembetarý football club is founded from the city of Ypané (Paraguay).
  • 1914: in the context of the First World War, Germany declares war on France.
  • 1915: A German submarine inspects the American merchant Pass of Bahama and takes it to Cuxhaven.
  • 1916 – World War I; Battle of Romani, last ground attack against the Suez Canal.
  • 1918: the German astronomer Max Wolf discovers the asteroids (897) Lysistrata, (898) Hildegard and (899) Jokaste.
  • 1919: in the city of Chicago (United States) – within the framework of apartheid that will last until 1965 in that country – the Chicago racial riots, which had begun a week earlier, end. It leaves a balance of 38 African-Americans killed by white-skinned citizens.
  • 1920: in Belfast (Ulster) violent riots break out against the British presence.
  • 1921: the Nazi Party Sport and Gymnastics Section is founded in Germany.
  • 1923: in the United States, Calvin Coolidge takes possession of the presidency after the death of Warren G. Harding.
  • 1927: Spanish fighter Luis Rayo defeats Frenchman Vinez on points and is proclaimed European champion.
  • 1927: a wireless telephone union is established between Berlin and Buenos Aires.
  • 1930: in the state of Veracruz (Mexico) the Fortín municipality is created.
  • 1935: in the Spanish Sierra de Ronda (Málaga) the famous Spanish bandit Benito Vázquez is arrested.
  • 1937: the astronomer Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth discovers the asteroids (1457) Ankara and (1437) Diomedes.
  • 1938: in Italy – in the field of anti-Semitic policies – Jews from abroad are excluded from higher schools.
  • 1940: in the context of World War II, Italian troops begin the conquest of British Somalia.
  • 1941: in Münster, Bishop Clemens August von Galen denounces from the pulpit of his temple the euthanasia practices carried out by the Nazis against the mentally ill Germans.
  • 1943: in Lisbon, the Italian commander Pietro Badoglio secretly meets with the allies.
  • 1943: in Caracas (Venezuela) the first edition of the newspaper El Nacional is published.
  • 1944: Allied troops liberate Brussels.
  • 1947: in Indonesia, at the request of the UN, the Dutch invaders and Indonesian nationalists accept the ceasefire.
  • 1951: The United States abolishes the set of customs facilities granted after World War II to communist countries.
  • 1952: The Helsinki Olympic Games are closed, in which Soviet athletes participated for the first time in almost half a century.
  • 1957: Malaysia becomes independent from the British Empire.
  • 1958: the American atomic submarine Nautilus passes under the frozen crust of the Arctic Ocean, from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic.
  • 1958: in Mexico, President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines mobilizes the army to suppress the long strike of the railroad workers.
  • 1960: Niger becomes independent from the French Empire.
  • 1963: in Liverpool (England), the British rock band The Beatles performs for the last time in the bar The Cavern.
  • 1964: in the Spanish city of Vall de Uxó (Castellón), the underground river of the San José cave widens to reach 750 navigable meters.
  • 1966: President René Schick Gutiérrez dies of a heart attack in Managua (Nicaragua) and is succeeded by Lorenzo Guerrero Gutiérrez, who was one of the three vice-presidents of the Republic.
  • 1966: Nikolai Podgorni is reelected president of the Supreme Soviet and assumes the head of state of the Soviet Union.
  • 1966: in Spain, the novel Around a day in April, by Isaac Montero, becomes the first work banned since the entry into force of the Press Law of the Franco dictatorship.
  • 1967: Venezuela joins the ALALC (Latin American Free Trade Association).
  • 1969: Bloody riots break out in Belfast lasting 16 days.
  • 1972: in the United Kingdom, he proclaims a state of emergency to ensure the supply of the country, endangered by the dockers’ strike.
  • 1973: The Seat 600, a passenger car in the A segment, ceases to be manufactured in Germany.
  • 1974: in the city of Alicante (Spain), the Hercules Football Club inaugurates its José Rico Pérez stadium.
  • 1975: the Louisiana Superdome, a large sports and exhibition facility, is inaugurated in the central business district of New Orleans (United States).
  • 1977: In a Mozambique mine, an explosion of firedamp kills 150 miners. In the riots that followed the tragedy, nine foreign technicians were killed.
  • 1978: The United States postpones the arms embargo on Chile.
  • 1978: in Paris the head of the office of the PLO (Organization for the Liberation of Palestine) is assassinated.
  • 1979: in Equatorial Guinea, a coup led by Teodoro Obiang Nguema overthrows the dictator Francisco Macías Nguema.
  • 1980: the Moscow Olympic Games are closed.
  • 1981: the Italian terrorist organization Red Brigades assassinates Roberto Pecci, kidnapped in June.
  • 1981: Christopher Cross publishes his song »Arthur’s Theme (best you that can do)» written and composed by himself, produced by Michael Omartian, for the film Arthur (1981), winning the Oscar Award for Best Original Song, Globe Award Gold for Best Original Song.
  • 1984: in Uruguay the Naval Club Pact is signed.
  • 1984: in Argentina, the CGT (General Labor Confederation) calls the first strike against the economic measures of President Raúl Alfonsín.
  • 1985: a plane crashes at the Dallas airport (United States); 130 people die of the 160 who had on board.
  • 1987: In the Persian Gulf, Iranian naval forces initiate “Martyrdom” maneuvers (suicide attacks against invading civilian or military ships).
  • 1987: in the United Kingdom, the British hard rock band Def Leppard releases their fourth album: Hysteria.
  • 1988: the young pilot Mathias Rust, convicted of landing with a small plane in Moscow’s Red Square, is released and expelled from the Soviet Union.
  • 1988: the town of Los Viñedos is founded on a farm known as Canevaro, in the city of Lima (Peru).
  • 1989: in Iran, Alí ​​Akbar H. Rafsanjani is inaugurated President of the Republic.
  • 1991: Eric Walter Elst discovers the asteroid (15745) 1991 PM5 (an Amor-type asteroid).
  • 1992: in France, the police arrest Faustino Estanislao Txapu Villanueva, a member of the Spanish terrorist group ETA.
  • 1992: in Australia, the band INXS releases their eighth album: Welcome to wherever you are (‘Welcome to wherever you are’).
  • 1994: the Israeli Parliament approves the agreement reached in Washington on July 26 by which Israel and Jordan put an end to 46 years of state of war.
  • 1997: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s top spiritual leader, confirms the elected president, Mohamed Khatami, as the new head of state.
  • 1997: on Mont Blanc they rescue the lifeless bodies of four Spanish mountaineers.
  • 1998: Laurent Kabila faces the most serious military rebellion since he became president of the Congo in May 1997 after overthrowing Mobutu Sese Seko.
  • 1998: in China, the strong floods of the Yangtze (the largest river in that country) collapse one of its levees, causing more than 2,000 deaths and half a million evacuees.
  • 1998: the UPCT (Polytechnic University of Cartagena) is founded in Spain, made up of schools of a fundamentally technological and business nature.
  • 1999: The VHS version of the video Free Tibet is released, a compilation of concerts organized for the liberation of Tibet from Chinese oppression.
  • 2000: The European Commission opens an infringement procedure against Bill Gates’ company, Microsoft, for monopolistic practices.
  • 2001: the dramatic comedy The Princess Diaries is released in the United States.
  • 2003: Wildfires in western Canada force 10,000 people to evacuate.
  • 2003: the Lincoln Financial Field American football stadium is inaugurated in the city of Philadelphia (United States).
  • 2004: in New York (United States) the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty is reopened after being closed since the attacks of September 11, 2001.
  • 2004: in a prison in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), a reckoning ends the lives of eight prisoners.
  • 2004: in the Cauca Valley (Colombia), a dozen police officers are killed in an ambush by the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia).
  • 2004: Bolivia and Peru sign an Economic and Social Cooperation Treaty.
  • 2004: in the United States, NASA launches the MESSENGER spacecraft with the mission of exploring the planet Mercury.
  • 2004: The American company Activision launches the first-person video game Doom 3 developed by Id Software.
  • 2005: in Mauritania, a coup d’état overthrows President Maaouya Ould Sid’Ahmed Taya, who was in Saudi Arabia.
  • 2005: The German company Adidas buys the American company Reebok for 3.1 billion euros.
  • 2005: Stephen Robinson, as part of STS-114, becomes the first human to manually repair the underside of the space shuttle.
  • 2005: the Mozilla Corporation is created in the United States, with the objective of managing the operations related to the Mozilla Foundation’s income.
  • 2006: In Ukraine, President Víktor Yushchenko and the leaders of the Ukrainian political parties represented in the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) sign the Universal Proclamation of National Unity, ending a serious crisis in the country.
  • 2006: Frets on fire, an open source music video game, is released in the United States.
  • 2006: Ray Jayawardhana (from the University of Toronto) and Valentin D. Ivanov (from the European Southern Observatory) announce the discovery of the Oph 1622 system, two very young extrasolar planetary objects.
  • 2008: in the Karakorum mountain range; on K2 mountain, the second highest on the planet, at least eleven expedition members die in a series of accidents.
  • 2019: in Aragon the president of the Autonomous Community Javier Lambán is appointed president in his second term.
  • 2019: In El Paso, Texas, a shooting occurs at a Walmart near Cielo Vista mall.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

August 3 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1509: Étienne Dolet, French professor (d. 1546).
  • 1654: Charles I of Hesse-Kassel, landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1730).
  • 1770: Frederick William III, Prussian King (d. 1840).
  • 1772: José Domingo Díaz, Venezuelan journalist, politician and doctor (d. 1834).
  • 1776: Kurt Sprengel, German botanist and physician (d. 1833).
  • 1789: José Florencio Jiménez, Venezuelan general and politician, hero of independence (d. 1851).
  • 1793: Abel Aubert du Petit-Thouars, French navigator and explorer (d. 1864).
  • 1801: Joseph Paxton, British architect (d. 1865).
  • 1808: Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1893).
  • 1811: Elisha Graves Otis, American inventor and manufacturer of elevators (d. 1861).
  • 1817: Albert of Austria-Teschen, Austrian aristocrat (d. 1895).
  • 1823: Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, Spanish composer (d. 1894).
  • 1840: Lord Mersey British judge and politician (d. 1929).
  • 1843: Esteban Tamayo y Tamayo, Cuban independentist (d. 1896).
  • 1846: Samuel “Golden Rule” Jones, American politician and businessman (d. 1904).
  • 1846: Domingo Vásquez, Honduran military and politician (d. 1909).
  • 1851: George Francis FitzGerald, Irish physicist (d. 1901).
  • 1853: Alexei Alexeievich Brusilov, Russian general (d. 1926).
  • 1856 – Alfred Deakin, Australian politician (d. 1919).
  • 1860: William Kennedy Dickson, French-Scottish actor and director (d. 1935).
  • 1861: Michel Verne, French writer and editor (d. 1925), son of the writer Jules Verne.
  • 1863: Géza Gárdonyi, Hungarian writer and journalist (d. 1922).
  • 1867: Stanley Baldwin, British politician (d. 1947).
  • 1872: Haakon VII, Norwegian King (d. 1957).
  • 1875: Mariano Miguel de Val, Spanish writer (d. 1912).
  • 1877: Šatrijos Ragana, Lithuanian writer (d. 1930).
  • 1884: Josias Braun-Blanquet, Swiss botanist (d. 1980).
  • 1886: Fernando Suárez de Tangil, Spanish politician and nobleman (f. 1964).
  • 1887: Rupert Brooke, British poet (d. 1915).
  • 1894: Harry Heilmann, American baseball player (d. 1951).
  • 1895: Neva Morris, American supercentennial (d. 2010).
  • 1896: Celedonio Flores, Argentine poet and lyricist (d. 1947).
  • 1896: Iona Yakir, Soviet commander of the Red Army (d. 1937).
  • 1898: Karl Kehrle, German monk (d. 1996).
  • 1899 – Louis Chiron, Monegasque motor racing driver (d. 1979).
  • 1900: Carlos Enríquez, Cuban expressionist painter (d. 1957).
  • 1901: Stefan Wyszynski, Polish cardinal (d. 1981).
  • 1903: Habib Burguiba, Tunisian politician, president between 1957 and 1987 (d. 2000).
  • 1904: Clifford D. Simak, American writer (d. 1988).
  • 1905: Dolores del Río, Mexican actress (d. 1983).
  • 1905: Franz König, Austrian cardinal (d. 2004).
  • 1905: Lauaxeta, Spanish poet and journalist (d. 1937).
  • 1905: Manuel Báez “El Litri”, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1926).
  • 1906: Pedro Núñez Navarrete, Chilean composer and educator (f. 1989).
  • 1907: Ernesto Geisel, Brazilian military and politician (f. 1996).
  • 1909: José María de Areilza y Martínez de Rodas, Spanish politician and diplomat (f. 1998).
  • 1910: Adalberto P. Echeverría, Guatemalan lawyer and politician (f. 1995).
  • 1911: Manuel Esperón, Mexican composer (d. 2011).
  • 1911: Jacobus Landwehr, Dutch botanist (d. 1996).
  • 1913: Bartomeu Rosselló-Pòrcel, poet and Spanish translator into the Catalan language (f. 1938).
  • 1913: Mono Villegas, Argentine jazz pianist (d. 1986).
  • 1915: Pete Newell, American basketball player (d. 2008).
  • 1916: José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer (d. 1978).
  • 1916: Adelita del Campo, Spanish anarcho-communist (d. 1999).
  • 1917: Rudolf Gnägi, Swiss politician (d. 1985).
  • 1917: Antonio Lauro, composer and Venezuelan classical guitar player (f. 1986).
  • 1918: Maria Aurèlia Capmany, Spanish novelist, playwright and essayist (d. 1991).
  • 1918: Sidney Gottlieb, American military chemist and psychiatrist (d. 1999).
  • 1920: P. D. James, British writer (d. 2014).
  • 1920: Charlie Shavers, American trumpeter (d. 1971).
  • 1921: Pablo Emilio Madero, Mexican engineer and politician (d. 2007).
  • 1921: Marilyn Maxwell, American actress (d. 1972).
  • 1923: Jean Hagen, American actress (d. 1977).
  • 1923: Shenouda III, Pope of the Coptic Church and Patriarch of Alexandria (d. 2012).
  • 1924: Karl Gotch, Belgian professional wrestler (d. 2007).
  • 1924: Leon Uris, American writer (d. 2003).
  • 1925: Marv Levy, Canadian football player and coach.
  • 1925: Alain Touraine, French sociologist and writer.
  • 1926: Tony Bennett, American singer.
  • 1926: Anthony Sampson, British sociologist and writer (d. 2004).
  • 1926: Gordon Scott, American actor (d. 2007).
  • 1926: Nino Malinverni, Italian footballer (d. 2013).
  • 1927: Enrique Pinilla, Peruvian conductor and composer (f. 1989).
  • 1928: Cécile Aubry, French actress and filmmaker (d. 2010).
  • 1928 – James B. Harris, American screenwriter, producer and filmmaker.
  • 1928: Henning Moritzen, Danish actor (d. 2012).
  • 1929: Leonor Llausás, Mexican actress (f. 2003).
  • 1932: Elsa Berenguer, Argentine actress (f. 2006).
  • 1932: Fosforito, flamenco singer.
  • 1932: Marco Antonio Montes de Oca, Mexican poet and painter (d. 2009).
  • 1933: Michel del Castillo, French writer.
  • 1933: Jorge Lavat, Mexican actor (d. 2011).
  • 1934: Jacques Maurice, French Hispanist (d. 2013) 1
  • 1934: Jonás Savimbi, Angolan politician (f. 2002).
  • 1935: Omero Antonutti, Italian actor.
  • 1935: Mario Abel Amaya, Argentine politician (d. 1976).
  • 1937: Steven Berkoff, British actor and screenwriter.
  • 1937: Roland Burris, American politician.
  • 1937: Lluís Coll, Spanish footballer (d. 2008).
  • 1937: Andrés Gimeno, Spanish tennis player.
  • 1937: Patricio Manns, Chilean musician and writer.
  • 1938: Ingrid Caven, German actress and singer.
  • 1938: Terry Wogan, Irish television presenter.
  • 1939: Jimmie Nicol, British drummer, of the band Colin Hicks & The Cabin Boys.
  • 1940: Martin Sheen, American actor.
  • 1941 – Martha Stewart, American business magnate and personality.
  • 1942: Cecilia Cenci, Argentine actress (d. 2014).
  • 1943: Béla Bollobás, Hungarian mathematician.
  • 1943: Cristina of Sweden, Mrs. Magnuson, Swedish aristocrat.
  • 1943: Elio Roca, Argentine singer-songwriter.
  • 1944: Nino Bravo, Spanish singer (d. 1973).
  • 1944: Manuel Toharia, Spanish scientific popularizer.
  • 1945: Antonio Tello, Argentine poet and storyteller.
  • 1946: Nikolai Burlyayev, Russian actor.
  • 1946: Diana Sorel, Spanish actress.
  • 1946: Jack Straw, British politician.
  • 1946: Syreeta Wright, American singer (d. 2004).
  • 1947: Francisco J. Lombardi, Peruvian filmmaker.
  • 1948: Jean-Pierre Raffarin, French politician.
  • 1950: Linda S. Howington, American writer.
  • 1950: John Landis, American filmmaker.
  • 1950: Ernesto Samper Pizano, Colombian politician, president between 1994 and 1998.
  • 1950: Carlos Trápaga Barrientos, Mexican soccer player and commentator (f. 2008).
  • 1951: Hans Schlegel, German physicist and astronaut.
  • 1952: Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1952: Nito Mestre, Argentine musician.
  • 1953: Ian Bairnson, British saxophonist and keyboardist, of the band The Alan Parsons Project.
  • 1954: Juan Antonio Corbalán, Spanish basketball player.
  • 1958: Mario Gustavo Vignali, Argentine politician.
  • 1958: Lambert Wilson, French actor.
  • 1959: Mike Gminski, American basketball player.
  • 1959: John C. McGinley, American actor.
  • 1959: Kōichi Tanaka, Japanese chemist, 2002 Nobel Prize winner for chemistry.
  • 1959: Miguel Mena, Spanish writer, journalist and broadcaster.
  • 1960: Tim Mayotte, American tennis player.
  • 1960: Kim Milton Nielsen, Danish soccer referee.
  • 1961: Lee Rocker, American double bass player, of the band Stray Cats.
  • 1962: Javier Gómez Bermúdez, Spanish magistrate.
  • 1962: Rubén Bilbao, Spanish footballer.
  • 1963: James Hetfield, American singer and guitarist, of the band Metallica.
  • 1963: Ed Roland, American musician, of the band Collective Soul.
  • 1963: Lisa Ann Walter, American actress, comedian, film producer and writer.
  • 1963: Isaiah Washington, American actor.
  • 1963: Giovanni Francini, Italian footballer.
  • 1964: Iñaki Antón, Spanish guitarist, of the Extremoduro band.
  • 1964: Lucky Dube, South African singer and musician.
  • 1964: Nate McMillan, American basketball player and coach.
  • 1964: Abhisit Vejjajiva, Thai economist and politician.
  • 1964: Elles Voskes, Dutch swimmer.
  • 1965: Jordi Sans Juan, Spanish water polo player.
  • 1965: Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Swiss economist.
  • 1967: Mathieu Kassovitz, French actor.
  • 1968: Isao Yukisada, Japanese filmmaker.
  • 1968: Eyjólfur Sverrisson, Icelandic footballer.
  • 1969: Andrés Delgado Calderón, Mexican mountaineer.
  • 1969: Doug Overton, American basketball player and coach.
  • 1970: Stephen Carpenter, American guitarist and singer, of the bands Deftones, Sol Invicto and Kush.
  • 1970: Gina G, Australian singer.
  • 1970: Laura Oliva, Argentine actress, host and comedian.
  • 1970: Masahiro Sakurai, video game designer and director.
  • 1971: Yoshitoshi ABe, Japanese graphic artist.
  • 1971: Alejandro García Padilla, Puerto Rican politician.
  • 1971: Àngels Bassas, Spanish actress.
  • 1971: Kozo Hosokawa, Japanese footballer.
  • 1972: Hernán Castellano, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1972: Adrià Collado, Spanish actor.
  • 1972: Erika Marozsán, Hungarian actress.
  • 1972: Maxsandro Barbosa de Oliveira, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1972: Melissa Ponzio, American actress.
  • 1973: Jay Cutler, American bodybuilder.
  • 1973: Eugenio Figueroa, Chilean journalist and sports commentator.
  • 1973: Stephen Graham, British actor.
  • 1973: Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer.
  • 1974: Laura Termini, Venezuelan actress and broadcaster.
  • 1974: Francisco Javier García Pimienta, Spanish footballer.
  • 1974: Igor Yanovski, Russian footballer.
  • 1976: José Miguel Villouta, Chilean television presenter.
  • 1976: Johann Charpenet, French footballer.
  • 1977: Angela Beesley, British businesswoman.
  • 1977: Tom Brady, American football player.
  • 1977: Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1977: Míchel Carrilero, Spanish footballer.
  • 1978: Collin Benjamin, Namibian footballer.
  • 1978: Juan Carlos Higuero, Spanish athlete.
  • 1978: César Bellido, Peruvian soccer player.
  • 1979: Evangeline Lilly, Canadian actress.
  • 1979: Maria Haukaas Storeng, Norwegian singer and actress.
  • 1980: Nadia Ali, Pakistani singer.
  • 1980: José Izquierdo Martínez, Spanish footballer.
  • 1980: Brandan Schieppati, American singer and guitarist, of the bands Bleeding Through, Eighteen Visions and Throwdown.
  • 1981: Michelle Courtens, Dutch singer and musician.
  • 1981: Omar Galeano, Uruguayan basketball player.
  • 1981: Rubén Gracia Calmache, Spanish footballer.
  • 1981: Pablo Ibáñez, Spanish footballer.
  • 1981: Lucas Lobos, Argentine footballer
  • 1982: Damien Sandow, American professional wrestler.
  • 1982: Manuel Corrales, Peruvian soccer player.
  • 1982: Viktor Khryapa, Russian basketball player.
  • 1982: Robert Stadlober, Austrian actor and musician.
  • 1982: Eike Onnen, German athlete.
  • 1983: Mamie Gummer, American actress.
  • 1983: Carlos Felipe Álvarez, Venezuelan actor and model.
  • 1983: Francisco Zuela, Angolan soccer player.
  • 1983: Huanderson Júnior da Silva Santos, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1984: Carah Faye Charnow, American singer, of the bands Shiny Toy Guns and Versant.
  • 1984: Miguel Olivares, Panamanian soccer player.
  • 1985: Rubén Limardo, Venezuelan fencer.
  • 1986: Hernán Bernardello, Argentine footballer.
  • 1986: Charlotte Casiraghi, Monegasque aristocrat, daughter of Carolina of Monaco.
  • 1986: Juan Carlos Rey de Castro, Peruvian actor.
  • 1987: Kim Hyung Joon, South Korean singer and actor.
  • 1987: Gary Medel, Chilean soccer player.
  • 1987: Fran Rico, Spanish soccer player.
  • 1988: Stephen Gleeson, Irish footballer.
  • 1988: Sven Ulreich, German footballer.
  • 1988: Maikon Leite, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1989: Jules Bianchi, French racing driver (f. 2015).
  • 1989: Sam Hutchinson, British footballer.
  • 1989: Yaroslav Rakitski, Ukrainian footballer.
  • 1990: Silvan Dillier, Swiss cyclist.
  • 1991: Kevin Arriola, Guatemalan soccer player.
  • 1992: Jannik Vestergaard, Danish footballer.
  • 1992: Karlie Kloss, American model.
  • 1992: Oliver Buff, Swiss footballer.
  • 1992: Diana Marcinkevica, Latvian tennis player.
  • 1993: Iñaki Olaortua, Spanish footballer.
  • 1994: Younghoe Koo, South Korean football player.
  • 1994: Esther Earl, influential activist and main inspiration for John Green’s popular book “Under the Same Star”
  • 1994: Emerson Palmieri, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1996: Oleksandr Zubkov, Ukrainian footballer.
  • 1997: Shion Inoue, Japanese footballer.
  • 1998: Eduardo Daniel Aguirre, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1999: Brahim Díaz, Spanish soccer player.
  • 2000: Landry Bender, American actress.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

August 3 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 1179: Sancha, wife of King Sancho VI of Navarra (n. 10th century).
  • 1181: Alexander III, Italian pope.
  • 1460: James II, Scottish King (b.1430).
  • 1527: Scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal.
  • 1530: Filiberto de Chalôns, French prince, viceroy of Naples (b.1502).
  • 1546: Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (b. 1484).
  • 1564: Rupa Gosuami, Bengali religious writer (b.1493).
  • 1604: Bernardino de Mendoza, soldier, historian and Spanish writer (b. 1540).
  • 1614: Francis I, Italian aristocrat (b. 1558).
  • 1664: Jacopo Vignali, Florentine painter (b. 1592).
  • 1667: Francesco Borromini, Italian architect and sculptor (b. 1599).
  • 1720: Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch politician (b. 1641).
  • 1721: Grinling Gibbons, Dutch sculptor (b.1648).
  • 1761: Johann Matthias Gesner, German professor (b.1691).
  • 1772: Andrés Piquer, Spanish physician and philosopher (b. 1711).
  • 1773: Stanislaus Konarski, Polish educator (b. 1700).
  • 1780: Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (b. 1715).
  • 1792: Richard Arkwright, British industrialist (b. 1732).
  • 1797: Jeffrey Amherst, British serviceman (b. 1717).
  • 1806: Michel Adanson, French naturalist (b. 1727).
  • 1823: María de los Remedios de Escalada, wife of Argentine general José de San Martín (b. 1797).
  • 1833: Francisco Eduardo Tresguerras, Mexican architect, painter and printmaker (b. 1759).
  • 1839: Dorothea von Schlegel, German writer (b. 1763).
  • 1850: Manuel José Anguita Téllez, Spanish prelate and apologist (b. 1777).
  • 1857: Eugène Sue, French writer (b.1804).
  • 1872 – William Davies Evans, British chess player (b. 1790).
  • 1873: Faustino I, military man and Haitian emperor (b. 1782).
  • 1879: Joseph Severn, British painter (b. 1793).
  • 1885: León Colina, Venezuelan politician, military and president (b. 1829).
  • 1898: Charles Garnier, French architect (b. 1825).
  • 1911: Reinhold Begas, German painter and sculptor (b. 1831).
  • 1916 – Sir Roger Casement, British diplomat (b.1864).
  • 1917: Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (b.1849).
  • 1922: Ramón Guerra, Venezuelan military and politician (b. 1841).
  • 1924: Joseph Conrad, British writer of Polish origin (b. 1857).
  • 1927: Edward Titchener, British psychologist (b. 1867).
  • 1929 – Emile Berliner, German-American inventor (b.1851).
  • 1929: Thorstein Veblen, American sociologist and economist (b. 1857).
  • 1933: Otto Stapf, Austrian botanist (b.1857).
  • 1942: Esteban Gil Borges, Venezuelan politician, diplomat, writer and university professor (b. 1879).
  • 1942: Richard Willstätter, German chemist, 1915 Nobel Prize Winner (b.1872).
  • 1944: Francisco Gómez-Jordana Sousa, Spanish military and politician (b. 1876).
  • 1946 – Francis Newton, American golfer (b. 1874).
  • 1947: José Pardo y Barreda, Peruvian politician and president (b. 1864).
  • 1954: Colette, French novelist (b. 1873).
  • 1955: Willi Baumeister, German painter (b. 1889).
  • 1958: Peter Collins, British Formula 1 driver (b.1931).
  • 1961: Francisco Guerra Navarro, Spanish writer and journalist (b.1909).
  • 1964: Eduardo Cote Lamus, Colombian poet and politician (b. 1928).
  • 1964: Flannery O’Connor, American writer (b.1925).
  • 1966: Lenny Bruce, American comedian (b.1925).
  • 1966: René Schick Gutiérrez, Nicaraguan politician and president (b. 1909).
  • 1968: Konstantin Rokossovsky, Soviet commander, Minister of Defense of Poland (b. 1896).
  • 1974: Joaquim Amat-Piniella, Spanish writer (b.1913).
  • 1975: Andreas Embirikos, Greek poet and photographer (b.1901).
  • 1977: Makarios, archbishop of Cyprus (b.1913).
  • 1977: Alfred Lunt, American actor (b.1892).
  • 1978: Catalina Bárcena, Spanish actress (b. 1888).
  • 1979: Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist, Nobel Prize winner for economics in 1977 (b. 1899).
  • 1979: Alfredo Ottaviani, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1890).
  • 1983: Carolyn Jones, American actress (b.1930).
  • 1986: Beryl Markham, American aviator, first female pilot to fly over the Atlantic Ocean (b.1902).
  • 1990: Betty Amann, German-American actress (b.1905).
  • 1993: Guiche Aizemberg, Argentine poet, lyricist, writer and dentist of Ukrainian origin (b. 1905).
  • 1993: Alwyn Howard Gentry, American botanist (b.1945).
  • 1993: Mercedes Valdivieso, Chilean writer (b.1924).
  • 1994: Inokenti Mikhailovich Smoktunovski, Soviet actor and set designer (b. 1925).
  • 1995: Ida Lupino, British actress (b.1918).
  • 1995: Eduardo Ruiz de Velasco, Spanish journalist (b.1919).
  • 1997: Benjamín Teplizky, Chilean politician (b.1932).
  • 1998: Alfred Schnittke, Russian-German composer (b.1934).
  • 1999: Abd al-Wahab al-Bayati, Iraqi writer (b.1926).
  • 1999: Alexandre Maria Pinheiro Torres, Portuguese writer, philologist and literary critic of the neorealist movement (b. 1923).
  • 1999: Myung Jae Nam, Korean martial artist of hapkido, hankido and hankumdo (b.1938).
  • 2000: Isolina Ferré Aguayo, a Puerto Rican Catholic nun (b.1914).
  • 2000: Joann Lõssov, Estonian basketball player (b.1921).
  • 2001: Christopher Hewett, British actor (b.1922).
  • 2001: Carlos Von Plessing Baentsch, Chilean chemist-pharmacist and educator (b. 1924).
  • 2003: Peter Safar, Austrian physician (b.1924).
  • 2004: Antonio Amorós, Spanish athlete (b. 1927).
  • 2004: Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer (b.1908).
  • 2004: Mercedes de Jesús Egido, Spanish nun (b. 1935).
  • 2005: Luis Barbero, Spanish actor (b.1916).
  • 2005: Françoise d’Eaubonne, writer and French feminist (b.1920).
  • 2006: Arthur Lee, American singer, of the band Love (b.1945).
  • 2006: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, German-British opera singer (b.1915).
  • 2008: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Soviet writer, Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1970 (b.1918).
  • 2009: Julián Lago, Spanish television presenter (b. 1947).
  • 2010: Jaime Semprún, French essayist, translator and editor (b. 1947).
  • 2011: Nikolai Petrov, Russian pianist (b.1943).
  • 2011: Bubba Smith, American actor and football player (b. 1945).
  • 2011: Jane Walker, British journalist (b.1942).
  • 2012: John Berry, British businessman (b.1944).
  • 2012: Paul McCracken, American economist (b.1915).
  • 2012: John Pritchard, American basketball player (b.1927).
  • 2013: Dixie Evans, American dancer (b.1926).
  • 2013: Dutch Savage, American wrestler (b.1935).
  • 2014: Manuel Martínez Carril, Uruguayan film critic, journalist and professor (b.1938).
  • 2015: Robert Conquest, American writer and historian of British origin (b.1917).
  • 2016: Chris Amon, New Zealand motorsports driver (b.1943).
  • 2017: Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer (b.1947).
  • 2017: José Beulas, landscape painter (b.1921).
  • 2020: John Hume, British politician, 1998 Nobel Peace Prize winner (b.1937).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

August 3 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Venezuela Flag Day
  • Argentina: Day of the sport fisherman
  • International family planning day
  • Major Party of the Spanish municipality of Murillo de Río Leza
  • Major Party of the Spanish municipality of Cudón
  • Major Party of the Spanish municipality of Vilaseca
  • Major Party of the Spanish municipality of La Fuente de San Esteban
  • Major Party of the Spanish municipality of Torrepadre
  • Major Festival of the Italian municipality of Baiano
  • Fiesta Mayor of the Italian municipality of Adrano
  • Festival of the Italian municipality of Aci Bonaccorsi
  • Main Festival of the Italian municipality of Castel Frentano
  • Festival of the Spanish municipality of Valdemanco del Esteras
  • Festival of the Spanish municipality of Ábalos
  • Festival of the Spanish population of Los Cerralbos
  • Festival of the Spanish population of Lominchar
  • Festival of the Spanish town of Pedrajas de San Esteban
  • Festival of the Spanish town of Ancillo
  • Gaztelu patronal festival
  • Patronal feast of the Spanish town of Bargas
  • Patronal feast of the Spanish municipality of Oyarzun
  • Venezuela: Day of the Jiménez municipality of Lara state in honor of the birth of José Florencio Jiménez.
  • El Salvador: Trade Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

August 3 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Asprenato of Naples (Bishop of Naples)
  • Euphronius of Autun
  • Saint Martin de Masico
  • Saint Peter of Anagni
  • Saint Peter Julian Eymard
  • Blessed Augustine Kazotic
  • Blessed Francisco Bandrés Sánchez
  • Blessed Salvador Ferrandis Segui.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

August 3 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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