On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 2008

Historical Events

  • IXXX Summer Olympic Games open in Beijing, China

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Gelineau, French Catholic Jesuit priest and composer, dies at 87
  • Orville Moody, American golfer (US Open 1969), dies of multiple myeloma at 74
2008 Highlights

About August 8, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo