Pi Day (and other odd dates)

POSTED: 06:22 AM PST Nov 11, 2011    UPDATED: 11:43 AM PDT Mar 13, 2015 

Pi Day is going to be extra special this year, as 2015 stretches the symbolic March 14 celebration out a little longer to 3.1415. Here are some other intriguing dates that have been the source of fascination and speculation.

Odd dates 8 - Beijing 2008
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08/08/08 – Opening ceremonies for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China were held on Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. The number eight is considered auspicious in Chinese culture and traditions because its pronunciation sounds similar to the words for prosper, wealth and fortune in various regional dialects.

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