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Saturday October 8, 2022

October 8: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1860
    Telegraph line between Los Angeles and San Francisco opens.
  • 1904
    Prince Albert, Saskatchewan was incorporated as a city.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against Turkey.
  • 1918
    World War I: In the Argonne Forest in France, United States Corporal Alvin C. York kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132.
  • 1973
    Yom Kippur War: Gabi Amir’s armored brigade attacks Egyptian occupied positions on the Israeli side of the Suez Canal, in hope of driving them away. The attack fails, and over 150 Israeli tanks are destroyed.
  • 1978
    Australia’s Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.
  • 1990
    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: In Jerusalem, Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock mosque on the Temple Mount.
  • 1991
    Croatia votes to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia, making the country fully independent
  • 2001
    A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.
  • 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?

  • 1834
    Walter Kittredge, American musician (d. 1905)
  • 1919
    Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2007)
  • 1921
    Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino Supreme Court jurist (d. 2010)
  • 1935
    Albert Roux, French chef
  • 1946
    Jean-Jacques Beineix, French film director
  • 1947
    Stephen Shore, American photographer
  • 1966
    Camille Coduri, British actress
  • 1969
    Julia Ann, American pornographic actress
  • 1970
    Anne-Marie Duff, English actress
  • 1981
    Kalil Wilson, American vocalist

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