What Happened on August 8, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 29th Olympic Games opens at Beijing, China
  • Georgian invasion into South Ossetia. Beginning of five-day war between Georgia and Russia.

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Gelineau, French Catholic Jesuit priest and composer, dies at 87
  • Orville Moody, American golfer (b. 1933)