On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 2008

Historical Events

  • Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology awarded jointly to Harald zur Hausen (cause of cervical cancer) and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Luc Montagnier (discovery of HIV)

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Friend (newscaster), British newscaster (b. 1938)
  • Eileen Herlie [Herlihy], Scottish-American actress (All My Children, The Angel with the Trumpet), dies of complications from pneumonia at 90
  • George E. Palade, Romanian-American cell biologist (ribosomen, Nobel 1974), dies at 95
2008 Highlights

About October 8, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra