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Tuesday August 8, 2023

August 8: Day of the Week

August 8, 2023 is the 220th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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August 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1576
    The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe’s Uraniborg observatory is laid on Hven.
  • 1588
    Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines – The naval engagement ends, ending the Spanish Armada’s attempt to invade England.
  • 1844
    The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, headed by Brigham Young, is reaffirmed as the leading body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
  • 1870
    The Republic of Ploieşti, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol of Romania.
  • 1908
    Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers’ first public flight.
  • 1940
    The “Aufbau Ost” directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.
  • 1946
    First flight of the Convair B-36, the world’s first mass-produce nuclear weapon delivery vehicle.
  • 1963
    Great Train Robbery: in England, a gang of 15 train robbers steal 2.6 million pounds in bank notes.
  • 1991
    The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
  • 2007
    An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York State, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.

Who were born on August 8?

  • 1646
    Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)
  • 1937
    Cornelis Vreeswijk, Dutch-Swedish musician (d. 1987)
  • 1943
    Denis Payton, English saxophonist, member of The Dave Clark Five
  • 1951
    Phil Carlson, Australian cricketer
  • 1963
    Ron Karkovice, American baseball player
  • 1972
    Joely Collins, Canadian actress
  • 1978
    Miho Shiraishi, Japanese actress
  • 1980
    Denisse Guerrero, Mexican Singer (Belanova)
  • 1980
    Mike Hindert, American musician
  • 1980
    Sabine Klaschka, German tennis player

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