What Happened on September 21, 2008

Historical Events

  • Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.

Historic Event

President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa resigns from office, effective September 25

  • Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel formally resigns from office, effective as soon as his successor Tzipi Livni has successfully assembled a new government.
  • Ryder Cup Golf, Valhalla GC: US lead from start to finish to win 16½-11½ and regain Cup after 3 consecutive European victories
  • The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.
2008 Highlights

About September 21, 2008

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 14 years and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: So What - P!nk
  • UK #1 Song: Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon