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 (b. 1929)

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)