On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 2007

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 interestEvent of Interest

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

Businessman Carlos Slim
Businessman
Carlos Slim
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates

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)