On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 2019

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Australian cricket batsman Steve Smith hits brilliant 142 following his 1st innings 144 in 1st Test v England at Edgbaston; only 4th batsman all-time to score more than 140 in each innings of a Test match
  • British Open Women's Golf, Woburn GC: Hinako Shibuno of Japan wins her maiden major title in her first LPGA event; beats American Lizette Salas by 1 stroke
  • Car explosion kills 20 with 47 injured in Cairo, Egypt, in terrorist-related incident
  • China's central bank allows its currency to weaken under usual 7-1 ratio to the US dollar for first time in a decade in response to furhter US trade tariffs
  • Frank Zapata is the first person to cross the English Channel by flyboard in 22 minutes

Famous Deaths

  • Nuon Chea, Cambodian Khmer Rouge leader 'Brother Number Two', dies at 93