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Sunday April 8, 2018

April 8: Day of the Week

April 8, 2018 was the 98th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 267 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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

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April 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1139
    Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
  • 1767
    Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders.
  • 1942
    World War II: Siege of Leningrad – Soviet forces open a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Japanese take Bataan in the Philippines.
  • 1943
    U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases by common carriers and public utilities.
  • 1945
    World War II: After an air raid accidentally destroys a train carrying about 4,000 Nazi concentration camp internees in Prussian Hanover, the survivors are massacred by Nazis.
  • 1959
    A team of computer manufacturers, users, and university people led by Grace Hopper meets to discuss the creation of a new programming language that would be called COBOL.
  • 1992
    Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.
  • 1999
    Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
  • 2004
    Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.

Who were born on April 8?

  • 1818
    King Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1906)
  • 1875
    King Albert I of Belgium (d. 1934)
  • 1912
    Alois Brunner, Austrian Nazi
  • 1923
    Edward Mulhare, Irish actor (d. 1997)
  • 1941
    Vivienne Westwood, English fashion designer
  • 1943
    Michael Bennett, American dancer/choreographer (d. 1987)
  • 1947
    Larry Norman, American singer/songwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1978
    Ana de la Reguera, Mexican actress
  • 1979
    Alexi Laiho, Finnish guitarist and singer (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Kylähullut)
  • 1984
    Júlia Liptáková, Slovak model

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