What Happened on July 8, 2015

Historical Events

  • The New York Stock Exchange stops trading for nearly four hours due to a technical error
  • The NFL's Washington Redskins have their trademark vacated on the grounds it may cause offence to native Americans

Famous Deaths

  • Ernie Maresca, American singer and songwriter ("Runaround Sue"; "The Wanderer"), dies at 76
  • James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), dies at 71
  • Ken Stabler, American Pro Football HOF quarterback (4 x Pro Bowl; NFL MVP, First-team All-Pro 1974; Super Bowl 1976; Oakland Raiders), dies of colon cancer at 69

About July 8, 2015

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: See You Again - Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
  • UK #1 Song: Are You With Me - Lost Frequencies