On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 2008

Historical Events

Film Premier

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

Historic Event

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.

Famous Deaths

  • Mike Baker, American heavy metal singer and bass player (Shadow Gallery), dies of a heart attack at 45
2008 Highlights

About October 29, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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