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Sunday December 8, 2019

December 8: Day of the Week

December 8, 2019 was the 342nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 23 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1912
    Leaders of the German Empire hold an Imperial War Council to discuss the possibility that war might break out.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    The Greek ship SS Heraklion sinks in a storm in the Aegean Sea, killing over 200.
  • 1982
    In Suriname, several opponents of the military government are killed.
  • 1987
    Frank Vitkovic shoots and kills eight people at the Australia Post building in Melbourne, before jumping to his death.
  • 1987
    The Alianza Lima air disaster occurs.
  • 1987
    The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed.
  • 1993
    The North American Free Trade Agreement is signed into law by US President Bill Clinton.
  • 1998
    Eighty-one people are killed by armed groups in Algeria.
  • 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?

  • 1756
    Archduke Maximilian Franz of Austria (d. 1801)
  • 1860
    Amanda McKittrick Ros, Irish novelist and poet (d. 1939)
  • 1925
    Sammy Davis Jr., American actor and singer (d. 1990)
  • 1928
    Bill Hewitt, Canadian sportscaster (d. 1996)
  • 1950
    Rick Baker, American film makeup artist
  • 1958
    Bird McIntyre, Thai pop singer, musician
  • 1976
    Brettina Robinson, singer and songwriter
  • 1979
    Johan Forssell, Swedish politician
  • 1982
    Jimmy Rave, American wrestler
  • 1986
    Amir Khan, English boxer

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