On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 2006

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Actor Sylvester Stallone and former heavyweight boxing contender Chuck Wepner settle lawsuit out of court for an undisclosed sum; Wepner claims he was the inspiration for the "Rocky" movies

Actor and Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor and Director
Sylvester Stallone

Famous Deaths

  • Irving "Duke" Jordan, American jazz pianist (Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt), dies at 84
  • Michael Hurd, British composer and musicologist known for his choral music (Jonah-Man Jazz), dies at 77
2006 Highlights

About August 8, 2006

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo