April 8

April 8 is under the sign of Aries. Famous birthdays on this day include Jacques Brel (1929), Robin Wright (actress) (1966) and Patricia Arquette (1968). Several movies were released around April 8 over the years, such as Sherlock Jr. in 1924 directed by Buster Keaton and Miseria e nobiltà in 1954 directed by Mario Mattoli.
But much more happened on April 8 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around April 8 over the years?

Sherlock Jr.

Release year: 1924

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Country: United States of America

Miseria e nobiltà

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Mario Mattoli

Starring: Totò, Sophia Loren, Enzo Turco, Dolores Palumbo

Say Anything...

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney, Lili Taylor

Country: United States of America


Release year: 2004

Directed by: Adolfo Aristarain

Starring: Juan Diego Botto, Susú Pecoraro, José Sacristán, Agustín Garvíe

Finis terrae

Release year: 1929

Directed by: Jean Epstein

Starring: Gibois, Jean-Marie Laot, Malgorn, François Morin


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 8?


  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).


  • 2019 Forces loyal to the Government of National Accord retake Tripoli International Airport from the Libyan National Army. (Anadolu Agency)
  • 2018 2018 Douma chemical attack: The death toll from yesterday's suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, rises to at least 70, according to the White Helmets group. The Syrian government and Russia deny the allegations of a chemical attack. (BBC)U.S. President Donald Trump warns Russia and Iran for backing Bashar al-Assad and calls him "Animal Assad". (Sky News)
  • 2017 War in Afghanistan: A U.S. special forces service member is killed while taking part in an operation against ISIL militants in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar Province. (Sky News)
  • 2016 Sinai insurgency: At least seven people are killed, including five Egyptian Army soldiers, a military officer and a civilian woman in two separate blasts in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. ISIL's Sinai branch claimed responsibility for the attacks on several websites. (Reuters)
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Which were the most popular books released around April 8 over the years?

Molly Ivins Can'T Say That

Year: 1992

By: Molly Ivins

Whether she's writing about redneck politics in her native Texas or the discreet charms of Bushwazee, Molly Ivins in never less than devastatingly honest—and hilarious.

Be Cool

Year: 1999

By: Elmore Leonard

Get Shorty’s Chili Palmer is back in Be Cool, a classic novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard.

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

Year: 2013

By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln. More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the page-turning work …

In The Company Of The Courtesan

Year: 2006

By: Sarah Dunant

My lady, Fiammetta Bianchini, was plucking her eyebrows and biting color into her lips when the unthinkable happened and the Holy Roman Emperor’s army blew a hole in the wall of

New York 22

Year: 1951

By: Ilka Chase

A novel about a woman, her lover, her Vassar College daughter and her publisher husband.

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