On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 2008

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Denmark is the first European economy to confirm it is in recession since the global credit crunch began; its GDP shrinks 0.6% in the first quarter after a 0.2% contraction in the fourth quarter of 2007

Famous Deaths

  • John Pont, American college football coach (Miami, Yale, Northwestern, Indiana), dies at 80
  • Mel Galley, English guitarist (b. 1948)