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March 8th is the 67th day of the year (68th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 298 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about March 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 March 8th
1841 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (US Supreme Court Justice)
1879 Otto Hahn (physicist - discovered nuclear fission)
1912 Preston Smith (businessman, Governor of Texas 1969-1973)
1922 Ralph H. Baer (video game designer - created the Magnavox Odyssey)
1930 Douglas Hurd (British politician)
1941 Norman Stone (historian)
1943 Michael Grade (businessman, television executive)
1943 Lynn Redgrave (actress)
1945 Micky Dolenz (singer-songwriter, drummer - The Monkees)
1947 Carole Bayer Sager (singer, author, painter)
1948 Jonathan Sacks (rabbi)
1948 Mel Galley (guitarist, singer - Trapeze, Whitesnake)
1948 Giles Brandreth (former British MP, broadcaster, comedian, author)
1954 Cheryl Baker (TV presenter, singer - Bucks Fizz)
1954 David Wilkie (swimmer)
1957 Cynthia Rothrock (actress)
1958 Gary Numan (singer-songwriter, musician, producer - Tubeway Army)
1959 Aidan Quinn (actor)
1976 Freddie Prinze, Jr. (musician)
1992 Kat Von D (tattoo artist, TV personality)
March 8th in History
1618 Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion
1817 New York Stock Exchange founded.
1844 King Oscar I becomes the King of Sweden and Norway.
1910 Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot's license.
1920 Faisal I crowned King of Syria (he is soon deposed, and becomes King Iraq the following year).
1936 First stock car race held at Daytona Beach.
1957 Egypt reopens the Suez Canal after the previous year's Suez crisis.
1972 Goodyear Blimp flies for the first time.
1974 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris.
1979 Philips publicly demonstrates the Compact Disc for the first time.
1983 US President Ronald Reagan labels the USSR an "evil empire".
1983 IBM releases the IBM PC XT.
March 8th is also
International Women's Day.
Feast of Saint John of God (Catholicism)
Mother's Day (Albania)
People born on March 8th are Pisces
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