What Happened on December 8, 2010

Historical Events

Event of Interest

With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.

Famous Divorces

  • "Heart" rock singer Nancy Wilson (56) divorces "Almost Famous" and "Elizabethtown" director Cameron Crowe (53) due to irreconcilable differences after 24 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Murray Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey centre and NCAA coach (Detroit Red Wings; coach University of Denver 1956-77, 5 NCAA C'ships), dies at 94
2010 Highlights

About December 8, 2010

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Raise Your Glass - P!nk
  • UK #1 Song: Heroes - X Factor Finalists 2010