What happened this day in history October 15, 2008

What are the important events that happened on October 15, 2008? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 15, 2008: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 15, 2008 is the 289th day of the year 2008 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 77 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 2, 2008 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,224,028,800 seconds 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 ‘dihectaoctacontaenneagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $128.65. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper 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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October 15, 2008 Historical Events

  • 2008
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 733.08 points, or 7.87%, the second worst day in the Dow’s history based on a percentage drop.

Who died on October 15, 2008?

  • 2008
    Edie Adams, American singer and actress (b. 1927)
  • 2008
    Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca, Turkish poet (b. 1914)
  • 2008
    Jack Narz, American game show host (b. 1922)

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