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Thursday December 8, 2022

December 8: Day of the Week

December 8, 2022 is the 342nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 23 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    The Greek ship SS Heraklion sinks in a storm in the Aegean Sea, killing over 200.
  • 1971
    Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Navy launches an attack on West Pakistan’s port city of Karachi.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.
  • 1998
    The Australian Cricket Board’s cover-up of Shane Warne and Mark Waugh’s involvement with bookmakers is revealed.
  • 2009
    Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq kill 127 and injure 448.

Who were born on December 8?

  • 1902
    Wifredo Lam, Cuban artist (d. 1982)
  • 1925
    Jimmy Smith, American jazz organist (d. 2005)
  • 1943
    Jim Morrison, American singer (The Doors) (d. 1971)
  • 1944
    George Baker, Dutch singer and songwriter
  • 1947
    Kati-Claudia Fofonoff, Finnish author
  • 1967
    Darren Sheridan, English footballer and manager
  • 1974
    Tony Simmons, American football player
  • 1981
    Philip Rivers, American football player
  • 1982
    Jimmy Rave, American wrestler
  • 1986
    Kate Voegele, American musician

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