August 3rd: What is special about this date?

August 3rd marks the 215th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 216th in case of leap years). There are 150 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on August 3rd, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to August 3rd and what happened on August 3rd in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about August 3rd.


August 3rd: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On August 3rd there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Evangeline Lilly
    Evangeline Lilly (1979)

    Evangeline lilly is a canadian actress known for her role as kate austen in the tv series lost.

  • Lambert Wilson
    Lambert Wilson (1958)

    French actor known for his roles in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

  • Isaiah Washington
    Isaiah Washington (1963)

    Isaiah Washington is an American actor known for his roles in television shows such as 'Grey's Anatomy' and films like 'Crouching Tiger,...

  • Martha Stewart
    Martha Stewart (1941)

    American entrepreneur, whose "martha stewart living omnimedia", made $25 million in profits in 1997 with revenues of $120 millions.

  • Martin Sheen
    Martin Sheen (1940)

    American actor who starred in over a dozen box office hits including "gandhi", "blind ambition", and "apocalypse now" 1979.

  • Mathieu Kassovitz
    Mathieu Kassovitz (1967)

    French film director, well-known for his controversial "la haine" (hate with vincent cassel), and actor.

  • Michael Ealy
    Michael Ealy (1973)

    Michael ealy is an american actor known for his roles in films such as barbershop, 2 fast 2 furious, and think like a man.

  • Cécile Aubry
    Cécile Aubry (1928)

    French actress, author, and dancer.

  • John Landis
    John Landis (1950)

    American screenwriter and producer of actor directors.

  • John Eisenhower
    John Eisenhower (1922)

    American diplomat, writer, and noted family.

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August 3rd: who died on this date?

On August 3rd the following celebrities died:

  • Lenny Bruce
    Lenny Bruce (1966)

    American comedian who was known for his satirical and controversial topics.

  • Carolyn Jones
    Carolyn Jones (1983)

    American actress.

  • Ida Lupino
    Ida Lupino (1995)

    British-american actress who lived a turbulent life.

  • Mark Margolis
    Mark Margolis (2023)

    American actor (b. 1939).

  • Christopher Hewett
    Christopher Hewett (2001)

    English actor and theatre director (d. 2001).

  • Bubba Smith
    Bubba Smith (2011)

    Former NFL defensive end and actor, known for his role in the 'Police Academy' movies.

  • Coleen Gray
    Coleen Gray (2015)

    American actress.

  • Carmen Silvera
    Carmen Silvera (2002)

    Canadian-english singer and actress (d. 2002).

  • Betty Amann
    Betty Amann (1990)

    American actress born in germany (born 1905).

  • Joseff Conrad (1924)

    Renowned novelist known for works like 'Heart of Darkness'.

  • See all famous people who died on August 3rd


August 3rd: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On August 3rd, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Leo according to the Western Zodiac.

Leo zodiac sign

August 3rd: what is special about the Leo sign?

The Leo sign encompasses people born between July 23rd and August 22nd.

You can discover Leo's personality traits and attitude and Leo's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Leo born in August discover why August born are so special.


August 3rd: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on August 3rd in history:

  • Aug 3, 1913: A major labour dispute, known as the Wheatland Hop Riot, starts in Wheatland, California.
  • Aug 3, 1917: The New York Guard is founded.
  • Aug 3, 1921: 1st aerial cropdusting
  • Aug 3, 1936: Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
  • Aug 3, 1962: 29th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20 (65,000)
  • Aug 3, 1970: Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire, passes her driving test on 40th try
  • Aug 3, 1982: Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as New York Yankees' manager.
  • Aug 3, 1984: 365.7 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
  • Aug 3, 1991: Giant Victory, driven by Jack Moiseyev, wins Hambletonian
  • Aug 3, 1997: 25th du Maurier Golf Classic: Colleen Walker wins
  • Aug 3, 2015: Syrian Civil War: At least 31 people were killed and many more injured when a fighter jet from Syria crashes into Ariha's marketplace. (TC via AP),
  • Aug 3, 2018: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: A suicide bomber attacked a Shi'ite mosque, Gardez, Afghanistan. At least 29 people were killed and at least 40 more were injured. The attack is not under immediate investigation.

What day of the year is August 3rd?

August 3rd marks the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 216th in case of leap years).

There are 150 days remaining until the end of the year.

August 3rd is the 3rd day of the month of August.


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