On this day in 2012 Sheffield's Jessica Ennis-Hill (heptathlon), Greg Rutherford (long jump) and Mo Farah (10,000 metres) all claimed gold at the London Olympics in the space of 46 minutes on 'Super Saturday' with Team GB also winning golds in the men's four, the women's double sculls and the women's team pursuit earlier in the day.
Here are other events on this day, August 4.
1945: American golfer Byron Nelson won the Canadian Open to notch up his 11th consecutive tournament victory. He went on to triumph in a further seven tournaments in the year to give him a record 18 wins on the US Tour.
1957: Argentinian racing driver Juan Manuel Fangio won the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring to clinch his fifth, and last, world title.
1976: Women played cricket at Lord's for the first time, an England team beating their Australian counterparts by eight wickets in a limited-overs match.
2006: Former Celtic boss Martin O'Neill was confirmed as the new manager of Aston Villa.
2007: Kent all-rounder Ryan McLaren took a hat-trick as the Spitfires beat Gloucestershire Gladiators by four wickets in the Twenty20 Cup final at Edgbaston.
2008: Kevin Pietersen was named as England's new Test and one-day captain.
2009: Liverpool reached agreement on a fee, believed to be £30million, with Real Madrid for the transfer of Xabi Alonso to the Spanish club.