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Wednesday December 8, 2021

December 8: Day of the Week

December 8, 2021 is the 342nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 23 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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December 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1660
    A woman (either Margaret Hughes or Anne Marshall) appears on an English public stage for the first time, in the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare’s play Othello.
  • 1927
    The Brookings Institution, one of the United States’ oldest think tanks, is founded through the merger of three organizations that had been created by philanthropist Robert S. Brookings.
  • 1941
    United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares December 7 to be “a date which will live in infamy”, after which the U.S. and the Republic of China declare war against Japan.
  • 1963
    Pan Am Flight 214, a Boeing 707, is struck by lightning and crashes near Elkton, Maryland, United States, killing all 81 people on board.
  • 1971
    Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Navy launches an attack on West Pakistan’s port city of Karachi.
  • 1980
    John Lennon, an English musician (former member of The Beatles), and peace activist, is murdered by Mark David Chapman, a mentally unstable fan, in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City.
  • 1991
    The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.
  • 1998
    Eighty-one people are killed by armed groups in Algeria.
  • 2004
    The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.
  • 2007
    Benazir Bhutto, first and only female former Prime Minister of Pakistan, had her PPP Office stormed by unidentified gunmen. Three supporters are killed.

Who were born on December 8?

  • 1730
    Jan Ingenhousz, Dutch physician, physiologist and botanist (d. 1799)
  • 1915
    Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1939
    Soko Richardson, American rhythm and blues drummer (d. 2004)
  • 1940
    Brant Alyea, American baseball player
  • 1941
    Ed Brinkman, American baseball player
  • 1955
    Milenko Zablaćanski, Serbian actor, director, and playwright (d. 2008)
  • 1976
    Dominic Monaghan, English actor
  • 1978
    John Oster, Welsh footballer
  • 1984
    Badr Hari, Dutch kickboxer
  • 1989
    Jen Ledger, English drummer “Skillet”

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