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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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.
  • 1149
    Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.
  • 1904
    The French Third Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland sign the Entente cordiale.
  • 1906
    Auguste Deter, the first person to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, dies.
  • 1918
    World War I: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City’s financial district.
  • 1929
    Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.
  • 1950
    India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat-Nehru Pact.
  • 1968
    BOAC Flight 712 catches fire shortly after take off. As a result of her actions in the accident, Barbara Jane Harrison is awarded a posthumous George Cross, the only GC awarded to a woman in peacetime.
  • 1987
    Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over racially charged remarks he had made while on Nightline.
  • 1992
    Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.

Who were born on April 8?

  • 1818
    King Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1906)
  • 1905
    Helen Joseph, South African anti-apartheid activist (d. 1992)
  • 1921
    Franco Corelli, Italian tenor (d. 2003)
  • 1946
    Stuart Pankin, American actor
  • 1955
    Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist
  • 1955
    Gerrie Coetzee, South African boxer
  • 1980
    Manuel Ortega, Austrian singer
  • 1981
    Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
  • 1984
    Kirsten Storms, American actress
  • 1989
    Hitomi Takahashi, Japanese singer

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