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Sunday December 8, 2019

December 8: Day of the Week

December 8, 2019 is the 342nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 23 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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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.
  • 1854
    In his Apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus, Pope Pius IX proclaims the dogmatic definition of Immaculate Conception, which holds that the Virgin Mary was born free of original sin.
  • 1914
    A squadron of Britain’s Royal Navy defeats an inferior squadron of the Imperial German High Seas Fleet in the Battle of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.
  • 1941
    Japanese forces simultaneously invade Malaya, Thailand, Hong Kong and the Philippines. These happen concurrently with the Attack on Pearl Harbor, which was on December 7 in the United States.
  • 1971
    Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Navy launches an attack on West Pakistan’s port city of Karachi.
  • 1972
    United Airlines Flight 553 crashes after aborting its landing attempt at Chicago Midway International Airport, killing 45.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed.
  • 2007
    Benazir Bhutto, first and only female former Prime Minister of Pakistan, had her PPP Office stormed by unidentified gunmen. Three supporters are killed.
  • 2009
    Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq kill 127 and injure 448.

Who were born on December 8?

  • 1930
    Maximilian Schell, Austrian-born Swiss actor and film director
  • 1935
    Dharmendra, Indian actor
  • 1947
    Chava Alberstein, Israeli singer, lyricist, composer, and musical arranger
  • 1956
    Warren Cuccurullo, American musician
  • 1958
    Rob Curling, British television presenter
  • 1967
    Junkie XL, Dutch musician
  • 1974
    Cristian Castro, Mexican singer
  • 1975
    Kevin Harvick, American racing driver
  • 1978
    Vernon Wells, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Raymond Lam, Hong Kong actor and singer

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