What Happened on March 19, 2008

Historical Events

  • GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed

Famous Deaths

Arthur C. ClarkeArthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)

English sci-fi author (2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End), dies of post-polio syndrome at 90

  • Hugo Claus, Belgian writer (Cool Lover, Sugar), dies at 78

Paul ScofieldPaul Scofield (1922-2008)

English actor (A Man for All Seasons and Quiz Show), dies from leukemia at 86

  • Raghuvaran, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam actor (b. 1948)
2008 Highlights

About March 19, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love In This Club - Usher Featuring Young Jeezy
  • UK #1 Song: Mercy - Duffy