What Happened on March 19, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye was briefly observed on this day.

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Arthur C. Clarke, English science fiction author (2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End), dies at 90

Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke
  • Hugo Claus, Belgian writer (b. 1929)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Paul Scofield, English actor (A Man for All Seasons and Quiz Show), dies from leukemia at 86

  • Raghuvaran, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam actor (b. 1948)