What Happened on August 8, 2007

Historical Events

  • An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York State, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.

Event of Interest

Carlos Slim overtakes Bill Gates as world's richest person with estimated net worth of US$59 billion, according to "Fortune"

Famous Deaths

  • Joybubbles, A notable phone phreak. (b. 1949)
  • Ma Lik, Chinese politician (b. 1952)
  • Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)

About August 8, 2007

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston
  • UK #1 Song: The Way I Are - Timbaland Ft. Doe & Keri Hilson