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December 8th

December 8th is the 342nd day of the year (343rd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 23 days remaining until the end of the year.

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

65 BC Horace (poet)

1542 Mary Queen of Scots (British royal)

Mary Queen of Scots

1765 Eli Whitney (inventor - cotton gin)

1925 Sammy Davis Jr. (actor, singer, entertainer)

Sammy Davis Jr.

1930 Maximilian Schell (actor, director)

1936 David Carradine (actor)

1939 James Galway (flute player)

1943 Jim Morrison (singer - The Doors)

Jim Morrison

1951 Terry McDermott (soccer player)

1951 Bill Bryson (author)

1953 Kim Basinger (actress)

Kim Basinger

1959 Mark Steyn (journalist, author, critic)

1961 Ann Coulter (author, lawyer)

1964 Teri Hatcher (actress)

1966 Sinead O'Connor (singer)

1980 John Lennon is murdered.

John Lennon

1982 Nicki Minaj (rapper, singer/songwriter, voice actress, TV personality)

1994 Raheem Sterling (soccer player)

December 8th in History

1974 Greece votes in a referendum to abolish its monarchy.

1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) agreement between US and USSR is signed (eliminates an entire class of nuclear weapons).

1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by US President Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton

2012 UN Climate Conference in Qatar agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol until 2020.

December 8th is also

Mother's Day (Panama)

Day of the Student (Bulgaria)

Battle Day (Falkland Islands)

Constitution Day (Romania)

Fête des lumières (Lyon, France)


People born on December 8th are Sagittarius


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