On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 2008

Famous Deaths

Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter, British playwright and screenwriter (The Birthday Party, The Homecoming), dies at 78

Samuel P. Huntington

Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist (The Clash of Civilizations) and presidential adviser, dies at 81


2008 Highlights

About December 24, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyonce
  • UK #1 Song: Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke