On This Day

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 NFL quarterback, 1968-84, 4X rpo-Bowl, MVP-1974 (Oakland Raiders - Super Bowl XI, and two other teams), dies of colon cancerat 69
2015 Highlights

About July 8, 2015

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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