What Happened on August 7, 2008

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Georgia launches a military offensive to surround and capture the capital of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, from Russian control, starting the South Ossetia War.

Famous Weddings

  • Singer-songwriter Jewel Kilcher (34) weds rodeo champion Ty Murray (38) at The Cove Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas

Famous Deaths

  • Andrea Pininfarina, CEO of Pininfarina S.p.A.
  • Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent/manager and producer (b. 1931)