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Tuesday October 8, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1075
    Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned King of Croatia.
  • 1879
    War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against Turkey.
  • 1928
    Joseph Szigeti gives the first performance of Alfredo Casella’s Violin Concerto.
  • 1932
    The Indian Air Force is established.
  • 1941
    World War II: In their invasion of the Soviet Union, Germany reaches the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    Oslo’s Gardermoen airport opens after the close down of Fornebu airport.
  • 2005
    2005 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?

  • 1910
    Ray Lewis, Canadian runner (d. 2003)
  • 1939
    Lynne Stewart, American civil liberties lawyer
  • 1939
    Paul Hogan, Australian actor
  • 1948
    Sarah Purcell, American television host
  • 1955
    Bill Elliott, American racing driver
  • 1960
    Lorenzo Milá, Spanish newscaster
  • 1964
    Igor Jijikine, Russian actor
  • 1966
    Camille Coduri, British actress
  • 1968
    Ali Benarbia, former Algerian footballer
  • 1970
    Anne-Marie Duff, English actress

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