What Happened on August 3, 2012

Historical Events

  • American Missy Franklin swims a world record 2:04.06 to win the 200m backstroke gold medal at the London Olympics

Olympic Gold

American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins the 100m butterfly in London to take his all-time Olympic gold medal tally to a record 17

  • United Nations General Assembly reproaches The United Nations Security Council over its lack of action in Syria
2012 History

Famous Divorces

Stevie Wonder

Music legend Stevie Wonder (63) divorces fashion designer Kai Millard Morris due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

About August 3, 2012

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • UK #1 Song: Spectrum - Florence & The Machine