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.
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)
- 1914A 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.
- 1941United 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.
- 1974A plebiscite results in the abolition of monarchy in Greece.
- 1987The Alianza Lima air disaster occurs.
- 1987The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed.
- 1991The Romanian Constitution is adopted in a referendum.
- 1993The North American Free Trade Agreement is signed into law by US President Bill Clinton.
- 1998Eighty-one people are killed by armed groups in Algeria.
- 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.
- 2007Benazir 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?
- 1699Queen Maria Josepha of Poland (d. 1757)
- 1919Peter Tali Coleman, American politician and 43rd, 51st and 53rd Governor of American Samoa (d. 1997)
- 1945John Banville, Irish novelist and journalist
- 1946Sharmila Tagore, Indian Actress
- 1960Lim Guan Eng, Malaysian statesman
- 1967Jeff George, American football player
- 1970Me Phi Me, American rapper and author
- 1976Joshua Butler, Celebrity Chef
- 1986Amir Khan, English boxer
- 1986Kate Voegele, American musician
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