On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday

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