On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 2008

Day of the Week: Sunday

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