What Happened on August 8, 2016

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Australia beats New Zealand 24-17 to win the inaugural women's sevens rugby gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • Hungarian swimmer Katinka HosszĂș wins the women's 100m backstroke gold medal in a time of 58.45; her second gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

Famous Deaths

  • Doris Bohrer [Sharrar], American WWII spy, dies at 93
  • Edward Daly, Irish Bishop "Bloody Sunday" priest, dies at 82