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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

1320 Peter I (King of Portugal 1357-1367)

1320 Philip IV (King of Spain 1621-1665, King of Portugal 1621-1640)

1818 Christian IX (King of Denmark 1863-1906)

1875 Albert I (King of Denmark 1909-1934)

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

1904 John Hicks (economist - Nobel Laureate)

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

Betty Ford


1919 Ian Smith (Rhodesian politician)

1937 Seymour Hersh (journalist, author)

1938 Kofi Annan (UN Secretary General 1997-2006)

1941 Vivienne Westwood (fashion designer)

1943 James Herbert (author)

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)

1997 Saygrace (singer-songwriter)



April 8th in History

1093 A new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated.

1730 Shearith Israel, the first synagogue in New York City is dedicated.

1820 Venus de Milo discovered on the island of Melos.

Venus de Milo


1886 William Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.

1895 US Supreme Court declares unapportioned income tax to be unconstitutional.

1906 Auguste Deter, the first person diagnosed as having Alzheimer's disease, dies.

1908 Harvard University votes to establish the Harvard Business School.

1911 Superconductivity discovered by Heike Kamerlingh Onnes.

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

1924 Sharia courts abolished in Turkey.

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.

1959 Organization of America States agrees to create the Inter-American Development Bank.

1964 Gemini 1 test flight occurs.

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

Arthur Ashe


1993 North Macedonia joins the United Nations.

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


Astrology

People born on April 8th are Aries

Aries

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