What Happened on December 1, 2008

Historical Events

  • The US economy has been in recession since December 2007, the National Bureau of Economic Research announces today

Famous Divorces

  • "CSI" actress Marg Helgenberger (50) divorces actor Alan Rosenberg (58) due to irreconcilable differences after 19 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph B. Wirthlin, American businessmen, religious leader, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church), dies at 91
  • Mikel Laboa, Basque singer and songwriter (b. 1934)
  • Paul Benedict, American actor (Harry-Jeffersons), dies at 70
2008 Highlights

About December 1, 2008

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Live Your Life - T.I. Featuring Rihanna
  • UK #1 Song: Greatest Day - Take That