On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 2016

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Billy Corgan announces a new solo album, recorded with producer Rick Rubin, via a Facebook live video

Musician Billy Corgan
Billy Corgan
  • Giraffe DNA study published in "Current Biology" reveals there are 4 species not just 1, as previously assumed
  • NASA launches Osiris-Rex probe to retrieve a rock sample from the 500m-wide Bennu asteroid

Famous Deaths

  • Johan Botha, South African operatic tenor, dies of liver cancer at 51
  • Prince Buster [Cecil Bustamente Campbell], Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer ("Al Capone"; "Madness", "Whine and Grine"), dies at 78
  • The Lady Chablis [Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), dies at 59
2016 Highlights

About September 8, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo