On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 2012

Historical Events

OlympicsOlympic Games

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the London Olympics in 19.32 to become first to win 100/200m double in back-to-back Olympics

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • The death toll from the Philippines' floods rise to 70

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Women's Olympic Football Gold Medal won by the USA beating Japan 2-1 in the final

Football Star Hope Solo
Football Star
Hope Solo

Famous Weddings

  • "Martin" and "Everybody Hates Chris" actress Tichina Arnold (43) weds St. John's University's basketball assistant coach Rico Hines at Oasis Oceanfront Estate in Honolulu, Hawaii
2012 Highlights

About August 9, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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