On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 2008

Historical Events

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
US Senator John McCain
US Senator
John McCain

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestMichael Crichton

Michael Crichton, American author, dies at 66

2008 Highlights

About November 4, 2008

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio