Sunday December 8, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

December 8: Day of the Week

December 8, 2024 is the 343rd day of the year 2024 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.

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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.

December 8 Historical Event(s)

1907
King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.
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.
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.
1949
United 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.
1963
Pan Am Flight 214, a Boeing 707, is struck by lightning and crashes near Elkton, Maryland, United States, killing all 81 people on board.
1987
Frank Vitkovic shoots and kills eight people at the Australia Post building in Melbourne, before jumping to his death.
1991
The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.
1993
The North American Free Trade Agreement is signed into law by US President Bill Clinton.
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?

1930
Julian Critchley, British politician (d. 2000)
1941
Randall Cunningham, First Navy Vietnam Ace, American politician
1951
Bill Bryson, American author
1951
Jan Eggum, Norwegian singer and songwriter
1955
Milenko Zablaćanski, Serbian actor, director, and playwright (d. 2008)
1969
Steve Van Wormer, American actor
1972
Frank Shamrock, American mixed martial artist
1973
Doron Bell Jr., Canadian actor
1975
Jerrelle Clark, American wrestler
1983
Liu Song, Chinese snooker player

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