August 8th: What is special about this date?

August 8th marks the 220th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 221st in case of leap years). There are 145 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on August 8th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to August 8th and what happened on August 8th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about August 8th.


August 8th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On August 8th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Faye Wong
    Faye Wong (1969)

    Faye wong is a chinese singer and actress known for her ethereal voice and influential presence in the chinese music industry.

  • Peyton List
    Peyton List (1986)

    Peyton list is an american actress known for her roles in the disney channel series jessie and the film diary of a wimpy kid: rodrick rules.

  • Dustin Hoffman
    Dustin Hoffman (1937)

    American actor who created some of the most memorable characters in cinema history, winning two oscars, five oscar nominations and an emmy...

  • Robin Quivers
    Robin Quivers (1952)

    American radio personality, author, and co-host of howard sternaeur (tm), the nationally syndicated radio show and cable tv show.

  • Esther Williams
    Esther Williams (1921)

    American actress and swimmer, who became a swimming champion and became a leading lady in aquatic extravaganzas during the '50s, '60s and...

  • Keith Carradine
    Keith Carradine (1949)

    American actor from a theatre family.

  • Rory Calhoun
    Rory Calhoun (1922)

    American actor, who has appeared in feature films since 1944, such as "river of no return" (black spurs) and "river of no return".

  • Roger Penrose
    Roger Penrose (1931)

    Mathematician and english physicist.

  • Katie Leung
    Katie Leung (1987)

    Katie Leung is a Scottish actress best known for her role as Cho Chang in the Harry Potter film series.

  • Rena Mero
    Rena Mero (1967)

    American wrestler.

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August 8th: who died on this date?

On August 8th the following celebrities died:

  • Patricia Neal
    Patricia Neal (2010)

    American actress, who became a broadway star in her broadway debut in 1945.

  • Louise Brooks
    Louise Brooks (1985)

    Iconic silent film actress known for her bob haircut and roles in Pandora's Box and Diary of a Lost Girl.

  • Olivia Newton-John
    Olivia Newton-John (2022)

    An american singer, born in australia.

  • Karen Black
    Karen Black (2013)

    American actress, who was ten years old when she had her first stage experience.

  • Glen Campbell
    Glen Campbell (2017)

    American country and western singer, recording artist, and actor in tv and film.

  • Barbara Bel Geddes
    Barbara Bel Geddes (2005)

    Nyc, new york -- actress.

  • Fay Wray
    Fay Wray (2004)

    Fay Wray was a renowned actress best known for her role in the classic film 'King Kong'.

  • Richard Deacon
    Richard Deacon (1984)

    American actor and singer (d.1984).

  • Alan Napier
    Alan Napier (1988)

    American actor, alfred the butler on batman, at 85 years old (born 1903).

  • Ilse Werner
    Ilse Werner (2005)

    Actress and singer from the netherlands, german (d. 2005).

  • See all famous people who died on August 8th


August 8th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On August 8th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Leo according to the Western Zodiac.

Leo zodiac sign

August 8th: what is special about the Leo sign?

The Leo sign encompasses people born between July 23rd and August 22nd.

You can discover Leo's personality traits and attitude and Leo's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Leo born in August discover why August born are so special.


August 8th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on August 8th in history:

  • Aug 8, 1913: Richard Corfields Camel Corps opens Mad Mullah in Burao Somalia
  • Aug 8, 1922: Italian general strike broken by fascist terror
  • Aug 8, 1930: St. Louis Cardinals are 12 games back in NL, and go on to win pennant
  • Aug 8, 1943: Common Chiefs of staff meet in Quebec
  • Aug 8, 1978: Pioneer-Venus 2 with five atmospheric probes launched toward Venus.
  • Aug 8, 1982: 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa
  • Aug 8, 1984: Rink closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 204 performances
  • Aug 8, 1986: Record 3 grandslams in a game-
  • Aug 8, 1991: Billy Preston charged with exhibiting porno to a minor
  • Aug 8, 2013: Balochistan conflict -: At least 28 people are killed in a suicide bombing at a funeral held in Quetta, Pakistan.
  • Aug 8, 2015: War in Afghanistan (2001-present). One NATO soldier was killed in an overnight attack on Camp Integrity, Kabul. Eight support staff were also killed. Two Taliban insurgents were also hurt in the attack. (Reuters via Yahoo News),
  • Aug 8, 2018: Academy Awards: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces changes to the Oscars. This includes a shorter ceremony and a category called "Most Popular Film".

What day of the year is August 8th?

August 8th marks the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 221st in case of leap years).

There are 145 days remaining until the end of the year.

August 8th is the 8th day of the month of August.


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