On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell