On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 2011

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
  • Mumtaz Hamid Rao, Pakistani journalist, dies at 70
2011 Highlights

About November 8, 2011

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 10 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio