What Happened on October 29, 2008

Historical Events

Quantum of Solace

"Quantum of Solace" 22nd James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, premieres in London

Event of Interest

10th century Archimedes Palimpsest, featuring lost works of Archimedes, made freely available on the web, 10 years after bought by unknown tech figure

  • Baseball World Series: Philadelphia beats Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3 in Game 5 at Citizens Bank Park for Phillies second title in their 126-year history; MVP: Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels
  • Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world's largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to 5.
2008 History

Famous Deaths

  • Gerald Arpino, American dancer and choreographer (co-founder of Joffrey Ballet), dies from prostate cancer at 85
  • Mike Baker, American heavy metal singer and bass player (Shadow Gallery), dies of a heart attack at 45

About October 29, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 11 months 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: The Promise - Girls Aloud