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Friday October 8, 2021

October 8: Day of the Week

October 8, 2021 is the 281st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 84 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 451
    At Chalcedon, a city of Bithynia in Asia Minor, the first session of the Council of Chalcedon begins (ends on November 1).
  • 1806
    Napoleonic Wars: Forces of the British Empire lay siege to the port of Boulogne in France by using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve.
  • 1813
    The Treaty of Ried is signed between Bayern and Austria.
  • 1829
    Rail transport: Stephenson’s The Rocket wins The Rainhill Trials.
  • 1921
    KDKA in Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field conducts the first live broadcast of a football game.
  • 1928
    Joseph Szigeti gives the first performance of Alfredo Casella’s Violin Concerto.
  • 1932
    The Indian Air Force is established.
  • 1973
    Greek 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.
  • 1974
    Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it is the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
  • 1978
    Australia’s Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.

Who were born on October 8?

  • 1585
    Heinrich Schütz, German composer (d. 1672)
  • 1917
    Danny Murtaugh, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1930
    Tōru Takemitsu, Japanese composer (d. 1996)
  • 1940
    Fred Cash, American singer (The Impressions)
  • 1956
    Stephanie Zimbalist, American actress
  • 1957
    Joe Castiglione, American college athletic director
  • 1970
    Matt Damon, American actor
  • 1974
    DJ Q-Ball, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
  • 1978
    Antonino D'Agostino, Italian footballer
  • 1987
    Aya Hirano, Japanese voice actress

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