On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 2008

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 and actor (The Bernie Mac Show, Ocean's Eleven), dies at 50
  • Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer, dies at 66
2008 Highlights

About August 9, 2008

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 3 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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