On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 2008

Historical Events

French Open Men's Tennis

French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal equals Björn Borg's Open era record of 4 consecutive French titles; outclasses Roger Federer 6-1, 6-3, 6-0

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bulle Rock GC: 19-year old tour rookie Yani Tseng of Taiwan wins a 4th hole playoff over Swede Maria Hjorth
  • The Akihabara massacre took place on the Sunday-pedestrian-zoned Chūōdōri street. A man killed seven in an attack on a crowd using a truck and a dagger.

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Rohmkorf, German writer, dies at 78
  • Šaban Bajramović, Serbian Romani singer-songwriter, dies from a heart attack at 72
2008 Highlights

About June 8, 2008

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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