Thursday August 8, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 8: Day of the Week

August 8, 2024 is the 221st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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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.

August 8 Historical Event(s)

1709
Bartolomeu de Gusmão demonstrates the lifting power of hot air in an audience before the King of Portugal in Lisbon
1786
Mont Blanc on the French – Italian border is climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and Dr Michel-Gabriel Paccard.
1793
The insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution.
1870
The Republic of Ploieşti, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol of Romania.
1929
The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight.
1980
The Central Hotel Fire occurs in Bundoran, Ireland.
1989
Space Shuttle program: STS-28 Mission – Space Shuttle Columbia takes off on a secret five-day military mission.
1990
Iraq occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq. This would lead to the Gulf War shortly afterward.
1991
The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
2000
Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor and 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence and 5 years after being filmed by a dive team funded by novelist Clive Cussler.

Who were born on August 8?

1932
Mel Tillis, American singer
1944
Brooke Bundy, American actress
1944
John Holmes, American pornographic actor (d. 1988)
1947
José Cruz, Puerto Rican baseball player
1965
Kate Langbroek, Australian media personality
1967
Marcelo Balboa, American soccer player
1969
Faye Wong, Hong Kong singer and actress
1973
Shane Lee, Australian cricketer
1976
Drew Lachey, American singer
1984
Devon McTavish, American soccer player

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