August 8

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 8. From 1900 until now. August 8 is under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Roger Federer (1981), Martine Aubry (1950) and Dustin Hoffman (1937). Several movies were released around August 8 over the years, such as Animal Crackers in 1930 directed by Victor Heerman and Foreign Correspondent in 1940 directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
But much more happened on August 8 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around August 8 over the years?
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Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers

Release year: 1930

Directed by: Victor Heerman

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, The Marx Brothers

Country: United States of America

Foreign Correspondent

Foreign Correspondent

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

Country: United States of America

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Country: United States of America

Divorce

Divorce

Release year: 1945

Directed by: William Nigh

Starring: Kay Francis, Bruce Cabot, Helen Mack, Jerome Cowan

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

Release year: 1945

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: George Sanders, Ella Raines, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Sara Allgood

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 8?


Holidays

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
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Events

  • 2018 Academy Awards: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces new changes to the Oscars, including possibly a shorter ceremony, and a new category called "Most Popular Film". (Huffington Post)
  • 2017 Battle of Marawi: The Pentagon is considering conducting airstrikes in Marawi, which if approved would later put U.S. troops on the ground to battle the ISIS-affiliated Maute group as well as related Islamist terror groups. A spokesperson later denied the claims as well as clarified that the Philippines has yet to make a request. (NBC News)
  • 2016 2016 Ethiopian protests: More than fifty protesters are killed by Ethiopian security forces over the last few days. The government restricted internet and journalist access to the country. (Al Jazeera)
  • 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): An overnight attack on Camp Integrity in Kabul leaves one NATO service member killed, along with eight support staff and two Taliban insurgents. (Reuters via Yahoo News), (AFP)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 8 over the years?


Top #1 songs in the USA

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Books

Which were the most popular books released around August 8 over the years?
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The Fate Of The Earth by Jonathan Schell

The Fate Of The Earth

Year: 1982

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Now combined in one volume, these two books helped focus national attention in the early 1980s on the movement for a nuclear freeze.

The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith

The Affluent Society

Year: 1958

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John Kenneth Galbraith's classic investigation of private wealth and public poverty in postwar America With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith gets at the heart of

Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler

Back When We Were Grownups

Year: 2001

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“A WONDERFUL NOVEL . . . Tyler’s eye and ear for familial give and take is unerring, her humanity irresistible. You’ll want to turn back to the first chapter the moment

The Temple Of My Familiar by Alice Walker

The Temple Of My Familiar

Year: 1989

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First published in 1990, The Temple of My Familiar, Alice Walker’s follow-up novel to her iconic The Color Purple, spent more than four months on the New York Times Bestseller list

Crimson Joy by Robert B. Parker

Crimson Joy

Year: 1988

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A serial killer is on the loose in Beantown and the cops can't catch him. But when the killer leaves his red rose calling card for Spenser's own Susan Silverman, he

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