What Happened on August 13, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • The Baltic state slides into recession with a 0.9% fall in second-quarter GDP after a drop of 0.5% in the first quarter; it falls deeper into recession in the third quarter when the economy contracted 3.3%

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Gwatney, American political figure (b. 1959)
  • Dino Toso, American Formula-1 engineer (b. 1969)
  • Henri Cartan, French Mathematician, dies at 104
  • Jack Weil, American oldest working CEO (b. 1901)
  • Sandy Allen, American second-tallest woman in the world (b. 1955)