What Happened on August 8, 2008

Historical Events

  • XXIX Summer Olympic Games open in Beijing, China

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Cornish, American NFL center/guard, 1990-95 (San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, and 3 other teams), dies of heart disease at 40
  • 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? 14 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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