On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 2008

Historical Events


Sports record brokenWorld Record

American super-star swimmer Michael Phelps wins the 400m individual medley at the Beijing Olympics in world record 4:03.84

  • British cyclist Nicole Cooke wins the road race at the Beijing Olympics; Great Britain's 200th gold in the modern Olympics
  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Irishman Pádraig Harrington wins his second straight major by 2 shots from Sergio Garcia and Ben Curtis

Famous Deaths

  • Isaac Hayes, American musician and composer (Shaft), dies at 65
2008 Highlights

About August 10, 2008

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo