On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 2008

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

"Breaking Dawn", 4th book in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight Saga" is published by Little Brown at midnight with a print run of 3.7 million copies


Famous Deaths

  • Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese cartoonist, dies of pneumonia at 72
  • John F. Seiberling, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1971-86), dies at 89
2008 Highlights

About August 2, 2008

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 12 years and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo