On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 65th Venice Film Festival: "The Wrestler" directed by Darren Aronofsky wins Golden Lion

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Famous Deaths

  • Mark Priestley, Australian actor (b. 1976)