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Events of April 8th:

April 8th is the 98th day of the year (99th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 267 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 8th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 8th:

1892 Mary Pickford (actress, co-founder of United Artists and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

1918 Betty Ford (US First Lady 1974-1977, founder of the Betty Ford Center)

Betty Ford

1919 Ian Smith (Rhodesian politician)

1938 Kofi Annan (UN Secretary General 1997-2006)

1941 Vivienne Westwood (fashion designer)

1943 Tony Banks (British politician)

1947 Tom DeLay (US politician)

1947 Steve Howe (guitarist - Yes, Asia)

1962 Evan Davis (journalist)

1963 Julian Lennon (singer)

1968 Patricia Arquette (actress)

April 8th in History:

1820 Venud de Milo discovered on the island of Melos.

1913 Seventeenth Amendment to US Constitution, requiring direct election of senators, is ratified.

1953 Kenyan nationalist leader, Jomo Kenyatta, is sentenced to 7 years in prison by British authorities.

1959 Design work begins on the COBOL programming language.

1992 Former tennis player Arthur Ashe announces he has AIDS acquired from blood transfusions.

Arthur Ashe

2005 Funeral of Pope John Paul II.

Pope John Paul II

April 8th is also:

Worldwide Roma Nation Day

Buddha's Birthday (Japan)

Hana Matsuri (Japan) - Flower Festival


People born on April 8th are Aries


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