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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1949United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East is established to provide aid to Palestinian refugees who left their homes during the 1948 Palestinian exodus.
- 1972United Airlines Flight 553 crashes after aborting its landing attempt at Chicago Midway International Airport, killing 45.
- 1987An Israeli army tank transporter kills four Palestinian refugees and injures seven others during a traffic accident at the Erez Crossing on the Israel–Gaza Strip border, sparking the First Intifada.
- 1987The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed.
- 1988A United States Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II crashes into an apartment complex in Remscheid, Germany, killing 5 people and injuring 50 others.
- 1991The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.
- 1993The North American Free Trade Agreement is signed into law by US President Bill Clinton.
- 2002The Caribbean Community Heads of Government meet with the Government of Cuba and declare the date to be “CARICOM-Cuba Day”—to celebrate diplomatic ties between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba.
- 2009Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq kill 127 and injure 448.
- 2010With the second launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 and the first launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.
Who were born on December 8?
- 1927Ferdie Pacheco, American boxing trainer
- 1939Jerry “The Iceman” Butler, American soul singer
- 1943Mary Woronov, American actress
- 1947Thomas R. Cech, American chemist, Nobel laureate
- 1949Ray Shulman, English musician
- 1949Robert Sternberg, American psychologist and psychometrician
- 1950Rick Baker, American film makeup artist
- 1951Jan Eggum, Norwegian singer and songwriter
- 1978Vernon Wells, American baseball player
- 1982Hamit Altıntop, Turkish footballer
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