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.
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)
- 1503King James IV of Scotland marries Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Scotland.
- 1576The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe’s Uraniborg observatory is laid on Hven.
- 1588Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines – The naval engagement ends, ending the Spanish Armada’s attempt to invade England.
- 1647The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungans Hill – English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.
- 1794Joseph Whidbey leads an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.
- 1870The Republic of Ploieşti, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol of Romania.
- 1940The “Aufbau Ost” directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.
- 1945World War II: The Soviet Union declares war on Japan and begins the Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation.
- 1988The “8888 Uprising” occurs in Burma.
- 1991The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
Who were born on August 8?
- 1857Cécile Chaminade, French pianist and composer (d. 1944)
- 1910Sylvia Sidney, American actress (d. 1999)
- 1920Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (d. 2006)
- 1932Mel Tillis, American singer
- 1946James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
- 1950Willie Hall, American drummer
- 1963Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey official and executive
- 1976Seung-Yeop Lee, Korean baseball player
- 1980Pat Noonan, American soccer player
- 1981Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
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