On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 23 people are killed after two blasts in a fruit market in Lahore, Pakistan

OlympicsOlympic Gold

American swimmer Michael Phelps wins an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal in the 200m individual medley in 1:54.27 at the London Olympics

  • American swimmer Rebecca Soni becomes first woman to win the 200m breaststroke twice with a world record 2:19.59 at the London Olympics

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (Handy Man), dies at 75
  • Marguerite Piazza, American operatic soprano (Young Broadway), dies at 86