On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 2011

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.

Famous Deaths

  • Bil Keane, American cartoonist (The Family Circus), dies at 89
  • Ed Macauley, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (7-time NBA All Star), dies of Alzheimer’s disease at 83
  • Heavy D [Dwight Errington Myers], Jamaican-American rap artist, dies at 44