On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 2008

Famous Weddings

  • Former American Idol finalist Gina Glocksen (24) weds teacher Joe Ruzicka (32) at the Century Memorial Chapel at Naperville Settlement in Naperville, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Donald E. Westlake, American author (The Hunter), dies at 75
2008 Highlights

About December 31, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 4 months and 21 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