On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Quantum of Solace" 22nd James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, premieres in London
  • Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world's largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to 5.
  • Philadelphia beats Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3 in Game 5 at Citizens Bank Park for Phillies second Baseball World Series in their 126-year history; Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels MVP

Famous Deaths

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