What happened this day in history August 9, 2008

What are the important events that happened on August 9, 2008? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 9, 2008: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 9, 2008 is the 222nd day of the year 2008 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 27, 2008 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 20,304,000 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosadigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $1,787.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rat is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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Who died on August 9, 2008?

  • 2008
    Bernie Mac, American comedian (b. 1957)
  • 2008
    Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian poet and writer (b. 1941)

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