What Happened on June 7, 2008

Historical Events

  • 140th Belmont: Alan Garcia aboard Da Tara wins in 2:29.65

French Open Women's Tennis

French Open Women's Tennis: Ana Ivanović of Serbia wins her only Grand Slam singles title; beats Russian Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-3

  • Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland formed as second-largest European national park, combining Skaftafell and Jökulsárgljúfur parks and the Vatnajökull ice cap (World Heritage Site 2019) [1]
2008 History

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Coday, American musician and singer ("You’re Gonna Want Me"), dies of a stroke at 66
  • Jim McKay, American sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports; American Sportscasters Association HOF), dies at 86
  • Mustafa Khalil, 40th Prime Minister of Egypt (1978-80), dies at 87
  • Rudy Fernandez, Filipino actor (b. 1953)

About June 7, 2008

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lollipop - Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major
  • UK #1 Song: Take A Bow - Rihanna