On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 2008

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Event of interestEvent 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

Mathematician and Inventor Archimedes
Mathematician and Inventor
  • Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world's largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to 5.
  • World Series Baseball: 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

Famous Deaths

  • Mike Baker, American singer Shadow Gallery (b. 1963)
2008 Highlights

About October 29, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio