What Happened on August 12, 2016

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

American swimmer Katie Ledecky's medal tally of 4 golds, 1 silver make her the most decorated US female athlete at one Olympics, highest female of Rio games and 1st swimmer to win 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle at same Olympics since 1968

Swimmer Katie Ledecky
Katie Ledecky
  • Cannes becomes first French resort to ban the burkini

Famous Weddings

  • Singer-songwriter Ray J (35) weds Princess Love at the Vibiana in Los Angeles