What Happened on May 8, 2008

Historical Events

Music Concert

Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, Chris Botti, Feist, Roberto Alagna, and Natalie Clein


Famous Deaths

  • Eddy Arnold, American country music singer ("Make The World Go Away"; "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye"), dies at 89
  • Fran├žois Sterchele, Belgian football player (b. 1982)
  • Larry Levine, American sound engineer (Phil Spector's wall of sound; Herb Alpert; Beach Boys), dies of emphysema on his 80th birthday

About May 8, 2008

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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