What Happened on August 8, 2017

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Kenyan general election: President Uhuru Kenyatta and Jubilee Party of Kenya re-elected, opposition leader Raila Odinga refuses verdict

Zuma Survives No-Confidence Vote

South African President Jacob Zuma survives a no-confidence vote in parliament 198-177

  • The Walt Disney Company announces plans to create its own streaming service, cancelling ties with Netflix
2017 History

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (The Music Man), dies at 89

Glen Campbell (1936-2017)

American Grammy Award-winning country-pop singer ("By The Time I Get to Phoenix"; "Wichita Lineman"; "Rhinestone Cowboy"), session guitarist (The Beach Boys; Elvis Presley; The Monkees; Phil Specter), television personality (The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour), and actor (True Grit), dies at 81

About August 8, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

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