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Saturday October 8, 2022

October 8: Day of the Week

October 8, 2022 was the 281st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 84 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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

October 2022
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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).
  • 1200
    Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England.
  • 1573
    End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in Eighty Years War.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Perryville – Union forces under General Don Carlos Buell halt the Confederate invasion of Kentucky by defeating troops led by General Braxton Bragg at Perryville, Kentucky.
  • 1967
    Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
  • 1969
    The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 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?

  • 1890
    Edward Rickenbacker, American fighter pilot and airline executive (d. 1973)
  • 1910
    Paulette Dubost, French actress (d. 2011)
  • 1929
    Valdir Pereira, Brazilian footballer (d. 2001)
  • 1938
    Fred Stolle, Australian tennis player
  • 1947
    Emiel Puttemans, Belgian athlete
  • 1952
    Takis Koroneos, Greek basketball player and coach
  • 1977
    Erna Siikavirta, Finnish musician (Lordi)
  • 1983
    Mario Cassano, Italian footballer
  • 1985
    Bruno Mars, American singer-songwriter
  • 1985
    Eiji Wentz, Japanese entertainer

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