On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 2008

Historical Events

  • A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz stages a coup d'etat in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi
  • Access 31 TV stops broadcasting in Perth, Western Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Jud Taylor, American actor (Dr. Kildare (TV series) - "Dr. Gerson"), and director (Tail Gunner Joe), dies at 76
2008 Highlights

About August 6, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 3 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo