What Happened on August 24, 2008

Historical Events

  • Dániel Varga & Péter Biros score 3 goals each as Hungary wins the men's water polo gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; third consecutive Olympic gold medal
  • Samuel Wansiru becomes first Kenyan to win the men's Olympic marathon in Beijing; wins in Olympic record time; silver medallist Joauad Gharib of Morocco also faster than OR, yet 44 seconds behind
  • Summer Olympics in Beijing becomes the most watched event on TV ever - nearly 5 billion, 70% of world's population

Olympic Gold

The star-studded American men's basketball team led by the likes of LeBron James, Chris Paul & Kobe Bryant win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics with a relatively narrow 118-107 win over Spain


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2008 Highlights

About August 24, 2008

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo

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