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August 8th

August 8th is the 220th day of the year (221st day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 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 August 8th

1857 Henry Fairfield Osborn (paleontologist)

1879 Bob Smith (physician, founder of Alcoholics and Anonymous)

1879 Emiliano Zapata (Mexican general)

1902 Paul Dirac (physicist)

1925 Alija Izetbegović (first President of Bosnia and Herzegovina)

1929 Ronnie Biggs (criminal - participated in the The Great Train Robbery)

1930 Terry Nation (novelist, screenwriter)

1931 Sir Roger Penrose (physicist)

1937 Dustin Hoffman (actor)

1951 Mohamed Morsi (President of Egypt 2012-)

1953 Nigel Mansell (racing driver)

Nigel Mansell

1961 The Edge (musician - U2)

1981 Roger Federer (tennis player)

1984 Prince Beatrice (British royal)

August 8th in History

1925 40,000 Ku Klux Klan members parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Lincoln Memorial placed in Washington DC.

1934 German military (Wehrmacht) swear a personal oath of loyalty to Adolf Hitler.

Adolf Hitler

1945 The USSR declares war on Japan, and invades Manchuria.

1967 ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, founded.

1974 Richard Nixon announces his resignation (effective the next day) as US President.

Richard M. Nixon

August 8th is also

Offical Flag Day (Sweden)

Father's Day (Taiwan)

Feast of Saint Dominic (Catholicism)

Saint Dominic


People born on August 8th are Leo


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