On This Day

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Famous Deaths

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