On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 2008

Historical Events

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, its largest single-day point loss, following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual

Famous Birthdays

  • Emma Tallulah Behn, member of the extended Norwegian royal family

Famous Deaths

  • Hayden Carruth, American poet (The Crow and the Heart), dies at 87
  • Relus ter Beek, Dutch Labour Party politician (House of Representatives, 1971-89; Minister of Defense, 1989-94; Queen's Commissioner of Drenthe, 1995-2008), dies of lung cancer at 64
2008 Highlights

About September 29, 2008

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra