What Happened on August 16, 2008

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Usain Bolt sets a new 100 metres world record of 9.69 seconds at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" talk show host Ellen DeGeneres (54) weds actress Portia de Rossi (39) in Beverly Hills, California

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres

Famous Deaths

  • Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian singer and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • Elena Leuá¹£tean, Romanian gymnast and Olympic medalist (b. 1935)
  • Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners & Solo Artist (b. 1934)