On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 2008

Historical Events

  • "Bloody Friday" saw many of the world's stock exchanges experienced the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.
  • Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Ventura, Maram, Stardom Bound, Together Forever, Zenyatta
  • Iceland receives a £1.3 billion bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), 1st European country to require an emergency loan as a result of the financial crisis

Famous Deaths

  • Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
2008 Highlights

About October 24, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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