October 8: Day of the Week
October 8, 2021 is the 281st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 84 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1829Rail transport: Stephenson’s The Rocket wins The Rainhill Trials.
- 1904Prince Albert, Saskatchewan was incorporated as a city.
- 1918World War I: In the Argonne Forest in France, United States Corporal Alvin C. York kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132.
- 1969The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1982Poland bans Solidarity and all trade unions.
- 1991Croatia votes to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia, making the country fully independent
- 2001A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.
- 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?
- 1515Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (d. 1578)
- 1917Danny Murtaugh, American baseball player (d. 1976)
- 1964Igor Jijikine, Russian actor
- 1965C-Jay Ramone, American musician (The Ramones)
- 1968Zvonimir Boban, Croatian footballer
- 1970Matt Damon, American actor
- 1979Gregori Chad Petree, American musician (Shiny Toy Guns)
- 1980Rajesh Sharma, Canadian Born Indian Politician
- 1981Ruby, Egyptian singer
- 1986Louis Dodds, English footballer
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