On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

Person of interestArthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke, English sci-fi author (2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End), dies at 90

Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke
  • Hugo Claus, Belgian writer (Cool Lover, Sugar), dies at 78

Person of interestPaul Scofield

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

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