What Happened on August 8, 2013

Day of the Week: Thursday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ben Bradlee is named as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama 

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Ben Bradlee

Famous Deaths

  • Karen Black, American actress, dies from ampullary cancer at 74
  • Regina Resnik, American operatic singer, dies at 90