What Happened in August 2010

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 200m x 250m photo mosaic commemorating the life of Filipino President Corazon Aquino is unveiled near Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta Park, Manila

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, was overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger.

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 7 Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice
  • Aug 14 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore.
  • Aug 15 92nd PGA Championship: Martin Kaymer shoots a 277 at Whistling Straits
  • Aug 19 Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait
  • Aug 23 Manila hostage crisis, which occurred at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, where a dismissed police officer took hostage a tour bus full of Chinese nationals.

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Aug 29 62nd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Bryan Cranston & Kyra Sedgwick win

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 1 "Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (33) weds business consultant Kimberly Brook at the Kabbalah Center in Tel Aviv, Israel

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 7 British pop star Robbie Williams (36) weds actress Ayda Field (31) in an intimate ceremony at Beverly Hills mansion

  • Aug 7 "Dancing in the Dark" host Rossi Morreale (33) weds one half of identical twin country duo "Kate and Kacey" Kacey Coppola at the Grande Antigua Resort and Spa in Antigua

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 14 Actress and singer Hilary Duff (24) weds retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre Mike Comrie (31) at La Quinta Estate in Montecito, California

Actress/Singer Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff
  • Aug 21 Actor and director Stephen Moyer (41) weds actress Anna Paquin (28) at a private estate in Malibu
  • Aug 23 Spanish singer Julio Iglesias (66) weds Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger (44) at Virgen del Carmen Church in Marbella, Spain
  • Aug 28 "Pretty Little Liars" actor Chad Lowe (42) weds film producer Kim Painter at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 31 Actress Leelee Sobieski (27) weds fashion designer Adam Kimmel in Italy

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 23 Former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (30) divorces professional golfer Tiger Woods (34) after 6 years of marriage

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (b. 1919)
  • Aug 1 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby and cricket international player and referee/umpire (b. 1910)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 8 Patricia Neal, American actress, dies at 84

Actress Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
  • Aug 9 Ted Stevens, American politician (b. 1923)
  • Aug 10 Adam Stansfield, Professional footballer who played for Exeter City F.C. (b. 1978)
  • Aug 11 Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)
  • Aug 12 Richie Hayward, American musician (Little Feat) (b. 1946)
  • Aug 12 Isaac Bonewits, founder of U.S. Druid organization Ar Ndraiocht Fein (b. 1949)
  • Aug 12 Guido de Marco, 6th president of Malta, 45th President of the United Nations General Assembly (b. 1931)
  • Aug 13 Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (b. 1981)
  • Aug 13 Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (b. 1919)
  • Aug 14 Herman Leonard, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • Aug 14 Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)
  • Aug 16 Bobby Thomson, American baseball player
  • Aug 17 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and eighth President of the Italian Republic (b. 1928)
  • Aug 18 Hal Connolly, American Athlete and hammer thrower (b.1931)
  • Aug 18 Scott Davis, American Announcer of Track and Field (b.1943)
  • Aug 18 Benjamin Kaplan, American copyright scholar, dies at 99
  • Aug 21 Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill, Argentinean writer (b. 1941)
  • Aug 21 Nancy Dolman, Canadian actress and comedienne (b. 1950)
  • Aug 22 Stjepan Bobek, Yugoslav football player (b. 1923)
  • Aug 24 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime film director (b. 1963)
  • Aug 27 Luna Vachon, Professional Wrestler (b. 1962)
  • Aug 28 William P. Foster, notable band director and founder of the Marching 100 of Florida A&M University
  • Aug 30 Alain Corneau, French filmmaker (b. 1943)
  • Aug 31 Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 & 1984 Tour de France), dies of cancer at 50