On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 2008

Famous Deaths

  • Horst Tappert, German director, actor and former SS member (Derrick), dies of diabetes at 85
  • John Drake, New Zealand rugby union footballer (b. 1959)
  • Kathy Staff [Minnie Higginbottom], British actress (Mary Reilly, Last of the Summer Wine, Open All Hours), dies from a brain tumour at 80
2008 Highlights

About December 13, 2008

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyonce
  • UK #1 Song: Run - Leona Lewis