What Happened on November 4, 2008

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States, defeating Republican candidate John McCain

Famous Deaths

  • Juan Camilo MouriƱo, Mexican Secretary of the Interior (b. 1971)

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton (1942-2008)

American novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker) and filmmaker (Jurassic Park, ER), dies at 66

2008 Highlights

About November 4, 2008

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Whatever You Like - T.I.
  • UK #1 Song: Hero - X Factor Finalists