On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 2008

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 (Whitesnake; Phenomena), dies of esophageal cancer at 60
2008 Highlights

About July 1, 2008

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Canada Day (Canada)

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