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Friday December 8, 2023

December 8: Day of the Week

December 8, 2023 is the 342nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 23 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1907
    King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.
  • 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
    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.
  • 1974
    A plebiscite results in the abolition of monarchy in Greece.
  • 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
    An 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.
  • 1998
    The Australian Cricket Board’s cover-up of Shane Warne and Mark Waugh’s involvement with bookmakers is revealed.
  • 2002
    The 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.
  • 2009
    Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq kill 127 and injure 448.

Who were born on December 8?

  • 1574
    Maria Anna of Bavaria, consort of Ferdinand II (d. 1616)
  • 1816
    August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born American financier (d. 1890)
  • 1817
    Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish nobleman and politician (d. 1896)
  • 1818
    Charles III, Prince of Monaco, founder of the Monte Carlo casino (d. 1889)
  • 1935
    Dharmendra, Indian actor
  • 1954
    Gadowar Singh Sahota, Indian professional wrestler
  • 1967
    Andy Kapp, German curler
  • 1967
    Jeff George, American football player
  • 1976
    Joshua Butler, Celebrity Chef
  • 1979
    Raymond Lam, Hong Kong actor and singer

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