What Happened on August 8, 2013

Historical Events

  • 14 people are killed by a bomb explosion in Nangarhar, Afghanistan
  • 28 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan
  • 4 people are killed and 4 are wounded in a shooting spree in Dallas, Texas

Chennai Express

Hindi film "Chennai Express" premieres directed by Rohit Shetty, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. Fastest Bollywood film to earn $1 billion.

Presidential Medal of Freedom

Retired Washington Post journalist and editor Ben Bradlee is named as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama 

2013 History

Famous Deaths

  • Karen Black, American actress (5 Easy Pieces; Pyx), dies from ampullary cancer at 74
  • Regina Resnik, American operatic singer, dies at 90

About August 8, 2013

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell
  • UK #1 Song: Wake Me Up - Avicii