On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 2012

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 45 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Abyan, Yemen

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Golden double for US at London Olympic tennis as Serena Williams destroys Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 in women's singles; Bob & Mike Bryan win men’s doubles beating French pair Michael Llodra & Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 7-6

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • South African Oscar Pistorius becomes first double-leg amputee to compete at the Olympics; 400m London; out in semi's
  • Super Rugby Final, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton: Chiefs win their first SR title with a 37-6 thrashing of the Sharks (Durban, RSA) at home

Sports record brokenWorld Record

US takes the 4 x 100m medley relay double at the London Olympics with Michael Phelps collecting his 18th Olympic gold medal; women's team sets world record 3:52.05


Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Natalie Portman (31) weds ballet dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied (35) in Big Sur, California


Famous Deaths

  • Arnie Risen, Basketball Hall of Fame center (4-time NBA All Star), dies at 87