February 8: Day of the Week
February 8, 2023 is the 39th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 326 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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February 8 Historical Event(s)
- 1837Richard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate.
- 1855The Devil’s Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon.
- 1924Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.
- 1948The formal creation of the Korean People’s Army of North Korea is announced.
- 1962Charonne massacre. Nine trade unionists are killed by French police at the instigation of Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Paris Prefecture of Police.
- 1963Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.
- 1981Twenty-one association football spectators are trampled to death at Karaiskakis Stadium in Neo Faliro, Greece, after a football match between Olympiacos F.C. and AEK Athens FC.
- 1996The massive Internet collaboration “24 Hours in Cyberspace” takes place.
- 2001Disney California Adventure Park opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
- 2016New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 8?
- 1883Joseph Schumpeter, Austrian economist (d. 1950)
- 1900Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
- 1903Greta Keller, Austrian-born cabaret singer and actress (d. 1977)
- 1933Jack Larson, American actor
- 1948Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
- 1965Dicky Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer
- 1974Kimbo Slice, American mixed martial artist
- 1977Yucef Merhi, Venezuelan artist
- 1991Abdisalam Ibrahim, Somali/Norwegian footballer
- 1991Roberto Soriano, Italian footballer
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