On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 2008

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • United States takes all 3 medals in women's fencing sabre event at the Beijing Olympics; first US podium sweep of a fencing event since 1904; Mariel Zagunis takes gold ahead of Sada Jacobson & Rebecca Ward

Famous Deaths

  • Bernie Mac, American comedian, actor.(b. 1957)
  • Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer, dies at 66