On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 2008

Historical Events

  • US Government takes control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Famous Deaths

  • Don Haskins, American College Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Texas El Paso 1961-99; NCAA Tournament 1966), dies at 78
  • Ilarion Ciobanu, Romanian actor (b. 1931)
  • Miljenko "Dino" Dvornik, Croatian singer known as "the Croatian King of Funk", dies of an overdose at 44
  • Nagi Noda, Japanese pop artist and director (b. 1973)
  • Richard "Popcorn" Wylie, American R&B and soul pianist, bandleader, songwriter, and record producer, dies of congestive heart failure at 69
2008 Highlights

About September 7, 2008

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Whatever You Like - T.I.
  • UK #1 Song: I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry