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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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.
  • 1573
    End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in Eighty Years War.
  • 1813
    The Treaty of Ried is signed between Bayern and Austria.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against Turkey.
  • 1941
    World War II: In their invasion of the Soviet Union, Germany reaches the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of Crucifix Hill occurs on Crucifix Hill just outside Aachen. Capt. Bobbie Brown receives a Medal of Honor for his heroics in this battle.
  • 1962
    Algeria joins the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Kirk Alyn, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1910
    Paulette Dubost, French actress (d. 2011)
  • 1922
    Nils Liedholm, Swedish footballer and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1924
    Alphons Egli, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1928
    M. Russell Ballard, American religious figure
  • 1955
    Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician (d. 1998)
  • 1964
    CeCe Winans, American singer
  • 1966
    Art Barr, American wrestler (d. 1994)
  • 1970
    Matt Damon, American actor
  • 1984
    Domenik Hixon, American Football player

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