On This Day

What Happened on February 13, 2008

Historical Events

  • Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes an historic apology to Indigenous Australians, especially to the Stolen Generations who suffered forced child removal and assimilation [1]
  • The LZR Racer Suit is unveiled in NYC; line of competition swimsuits made by Speedo using high-tech fabric of woven elastane-nylon & polyurethane; times went down dramatically; rules changed 2010

Famous Deaths

  • Henri Salvador, French-Caribbean pop singer, guitarist, and cabaret, dies of an aneurysm at 90
  • Kon Ichikawa, Japanese director (Matatabi, Money Talks), dies at 92
  • Roger Voisin, Trumpet player, Boston Symphony (b. 1918)
2008 Highlights

About February 13, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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