On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 2008

Historical Events


Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

60th Emmy Awards: Mad Men, 30 Rock, Bryan Cranston & Glenn Close win

  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki
President of South Africa
Thabo Mbeki
  • 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? 12 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo