What Happened on August 19, 2008

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Music releaseAlbum Release

"The Fame", debut album by Lady Gaga, is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year, Best Electronic/Dance Album 2009)

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga

Famous Divorces

  • Actor-comedian Tom Arnold (48) divorces Shelby Roos (35) after six years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band), dies at 46
  • Levy Mwanawasa, Zambian politician