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 Elite Squad in 2007 directed by José Padilha and That Obscure Object of Desire in 1977 directed by Luis Buñuel.
But much more happened on August 8 over the years: find out below

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Boy Culture

Boy Culture

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Q. Allan Brocka

American Made

American Made

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Doug Liman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons

Get Shorty

Get Shorty

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

Starring: Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, John Travolta

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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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Books

Which were the most popular books released around August 8 over the years?
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Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson

Not as a Stranger

Year: 1954

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From the time he is a small child Lucas Marsh cannot think of anything except becoming a doctor. He has a very naive and glorified view of medicine and doctors.

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Gayelord Hauser

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Year: 1961

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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Invitation to Beauty by Gayelord Hauser

Away All Boats by Kenneth Dodson

Away All Boats

Year: 1954

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A vivid portrayal of the officers and sailors of the fictional amphibious transport USS Belinda in the Pacific of World War II.

The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

The Final Days

Year: 1976

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The Final Days is the classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon's dramatic last months as president. Moment by moment, Bernstein and Woodward portray the taut, post-Watergate White House as Nixon, his

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

A Moveable Feast

Year: 1964

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Ernest Hemingway’s classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, now available in a restored edition, includes the original manuscript along with insightful recollections and unfinished sketches.Published

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