On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 2010

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


CameraFamous Photo

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
  • Australian Stuart Appleby finishes with an 11-under-59 to win the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, to become only the 5th player and first non-American to break 60 on the PGA Tour
  • British Open Women's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: 21 year old Yani Tseng of Taiwan becomes youngest-ever winner of 3 major championships, 1 stroke ahead of Katherine Hull of Australia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Senior Open Men's Golf, Sahalee CC: Berhard Langer of Germany wins by 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Fred Couples

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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


Famous Deaths

  • Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby, cricket representative (international cricket umpire, rugby referee), dies at 99
  • Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (b. 1919)
  • Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director, dies at 100