On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 2012

Historical Events

  • 8 female badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 Summer Olympics for attempting to manipulate the draw by throwing matches
  • American Nathan Adrian clocks 47.52 in winning the 100m freestyle gold at the London Olympics, his first swim under 48 seconds
  • Bradley Wiggins' win in the London Olympics cycling time trial gives him the most aggregate medals (7) of any British Olympian (4 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
  • Great Britain collects its first ever gold medal in women's rowing with Heather Stanning and Helen Glover in the coxless pairs at the London Olympics
  • Typhoon Saola kills 82 people and displaces over 150,000 in the Philippines, Taiwan and China

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas Townsend, American composer, dies at 90
2012 Highlights

About August 1, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo