October 8: Day of the Week
October 8, 2018 was the 281st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 84 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 1821The government of general José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.
- 1860Telegraph line between Los Angeles and San Francisco opens.
- 1932The Indian Air Force is established.
- 1970Vietnam War: In Paris, a Communist delegation rejects US President Richard Nixon’s October 7 peace proposal as “a maneuver to deceive world opinion”.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1991Croatia votes to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia, making the country fully independent
- 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?
- 1834Walter Kittredge, American musician (d. 1905)
- 1890Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
- 1910Kirk Alyn, American actor (d. 1999)
- 1948Claude Jade, French actress (d. 2006)
- 1954Huub Rothengatter, Dutch racing driver
- 1960Ralf Minge, German footballer
- 1969Jeremy Davies, American actor
- 1981Ruby, Egyptian singer
- 1984Domenik Hixon, American Football player
- 1985Bruno Mars, American singer-songwriter
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