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Sunday August 8, 2021

August 8: Day of the Week

August 8, 2021 is the 220th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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 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)

  • 1503
    King James IV of Scotland marries Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 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.
  • 1647
    The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungans Hill – English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.
  • 1794
    Joseph Whidbey leads an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.
  • 1870
    The Republic of Ploieşti, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol of Romania.
  • 1940
    The “Aufbau Ost” directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Soviet Union declares war on Japan and begins the Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation.
  • 1988
    The “8888 Uprising” occurs in Burma.
  • 1991
    The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.

Who were born on August 8?

  • 1857
    Cécile Chaminade, French pianist and composer (d. 1944)
  • 1910
    Sylvia Sidney, American actress (d. 1999)
  • 1920
    Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (d. 2006)
  • 1932
    Mel Tillis, American singer
  • 1946
    James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
  • 1950
    Willie Hall, American drummer
  • 1963
    Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey official and executive
  • 1976
    Seung-Yeop Lee, Korean baseball player
  • 1980
    Pat Noonan, American soccer player
  • 1981
    Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress

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