October 8: Day of the Week
October 8, 2019 is the 281st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 84 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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October 8 Historical Event(s)
- 1075Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned King of Croatia.
- 1879War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
- 1912First Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against Turkey.
- 1928Joseph Szigeti gives the first performance of Alfredo Casella’s Violin Concerto.
- 1932The Indian Air Force is established.
- 1941World War II: In their invasion of the Soviet Union, Germany reaches the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.
- 1973Greek military junta of 1967–1974: Junta strongman George Papadopoulos appoints Spyros Markezinis as Prime Minister of Greece with the task to lead Greece to parliamentary rule.
- 1974Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it is the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
- 1998Oslo’s Gardermoen airport opens after the close down of Fornebu airport.
- 20052005 Kashmir earthquake: Thousands of people are killed by a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in parts of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.
Who were born on October 8?
- 1910Ray Lewis, Canadian runner (d. 2003)
- 1939Lynne Stewart, American civil liberties lawyer
- 1939Paul Hogan, Australian actor
- 1948Sarah Purcell, American television host
- 1955Bill Elliott, American racing driver
- 1960Lorenzo Milá, Spanish newscaster
- 1964Igor Jijikine, Russian actor
- 1966Camille Coduri, British actress
- 1968Ali Benarbia, former Algerian footballer
- 1970Anne-Marie Duff, English actress
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