On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 2017

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Prime Minister of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta
Prime Minister of Kenya
Uhuru Kenyatta
  • 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

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestGlen Campbell

Glen Campbell, American actor and singer (Time I Get to Phoenix), dies at 81

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell

2017 Highlights

About August 8, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo