On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Roadside car bomb kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province
  • Tens of thousands protest over election corruption in Mexico City after Enrique Peña Nieto's win in the country's presidential election
  • US Open Women's Golf, Blackwolf Run: Na Yeon Choi of South Korea wins her first major championship, 4 strokes ahead of compatriot Amy Yang

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 7th Wimbledon and 17th Grand Slam title; beats Andy Murray 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray

Famous Deaths


Person of interestErnest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine, American actor (Ice station Zebra, Marty), dies from renal failure at 95