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Thursday June 8, 2023

June 8: Day of the Week

June 8, 2023 is the 159th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 206 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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June 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 68
    The Roman Senate proclaims Galba as emperor.
  • 1912
    Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
  • 1928
    Second Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beiping (“Northern peace”).
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.
  • 1949
    Celebrities Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.
  • 1966
    An F-104 Starfighter collides with XB-70 Valkyrie prototype no. 2 destroying both planes during a photo shoot near Edwards Air Force Base. NASA pilot Joseph A. Walker and United States Air Force test pilot Carl Cross are both killed.
  • 1968
    Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral takes place at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City.
  • 1995
    Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
  • 2004
    The first Venus Transit in modern history takes place, the previous one being in 1882.
  • 2007
    Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, is hit by the State’s worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.

Who were born on June 8?

  • 1854
    Douglas Colin Cameron, Canadian politician (d. 1921)
  • 1895
    Santiago Bernabeu Yeste, Real Madrid football player (d. 1978)
  • 1939
    Bernie Casey, American football player and actor
  • 1940
    Arthur Elgort, American fashion photographer
  • 1950
    Kathy Baker, American actress
  • 1956
    Udo Bullmann, German politician
  • 1962
    Nick Rhodes, English musician (Duran Duran)
  • 1978
    Maria Menounos, American actress and television host
  • 1979
    Adine Wilson, New Zealand netball player
  • 1982
    Irina Lazareanu, Romanian/Canadian model

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