On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 2001

Historical Events

  • A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

2001 Highlights

About October 8, 2001

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Columbus Day (United States), Thanksgiving (Canada)

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra