On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 2008

Historical Events

  • A settlement is reached allowing former NBA franchise the Seattle SuperSonics to move to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; new owner Clay Bennett agrees to pay City of Seattle $45 million to wriggle out of last 2 years of KeyArena lease
  • Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other FARC hostages are rescued by the Colombian armed forces.

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Spriggs, English-Born Actress (b. 1929)
  • Natasha Shneider, Russian musician (Eleven), dies at 52
2008 Highlights

About July 2, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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