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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
- 1573End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in Eighty Years War.
- 1813The Treaty of Ried is signed between Bayern and Austria.
- 1912First Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against Turkey.
- 1941World War II: In their invasion of the Soviet Union, Germany reaches the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.
- 1944World War II: The Battle of Crucifix Hill occurs on Crucifix Hill just outside Aachen. Capt. Bobbie Brown receives a Medal of Honor for his heroics in this battle.
- 1962Algeria joins the United Nations.
- 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.
- 1990Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: In Jerusalem, Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock mosque on the Temple Mount.
- 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?
- 1910Kirk Alyn, American actor (d. 1999)
- 1910Paulette Dubost, French actress (d. 2011)
- 1922Nils Liedholm, Swedish footballer and coach (d. 2007)
- 1924Alphons Egli, member of the Swiss Federal Council
- 1928M. Russell Ballard, American religious figure
- 1955Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician (d. 1998)
- 1964CeCe Winans, American singer
- 1966Art Barr, American wrestler (d. 1994)
- 1970Matt Damon, American actor
- 1984Domenik Hixon, American Football player
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