What Happened on August 7, 2008

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Georgia launches a military offensive to surround and capture the capital of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, from Russian control, starting the South Ossetia War.

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Singer Jewel Kilcher (34) weds rodeo cowboy Ty Murray (38) in the Bahamas

Singer-Songwriter Jewel Kilcher
Jewel Kilcher
  • Singer-songwriter Jewel (38) weds rodeo champion Ty Murray (42) at The Cove Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas

Famous Deaths

  • Andrea Pininfarina, CEO of Pininfarina S.p.A.
  • Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent/manager and producer (b. 1931)