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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President of South Africa Jacob Zuma
President of South Africa
Jacob Zuma
  • 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 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

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell

2017 Highlights

About August 8, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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