August 8: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

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. People born on this day are under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Roger Federer (1981), Martine Aubry (1950) and Dustin Hoffman (1937).
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August 8th Famous Birthdays

Who was born on August 8th? Here’s a shortlist of celebrities born on this day

  • Dustin Hoffman

    American actor who created some of the most memorable characters in cinema history, winning two Oscars, five Oscar nominations and an Emmy...

  • Robin Quivers

    American radio personality, author, and co-host of Howard SternaEUR (tm), the nationally syndicated radio show and cable TV show.

  • Esther Williams

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

  • Peyton List

    American actress.

  • Keith Carradine

    American actor from a theatre family.

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August 8th Famous Deaths

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Trivia and Events

What happened on August 8th in history? Here’s the historical highlights:

  • Aug 8th, 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".
  • Aug 8th, 2017 Battle of Marawi. The Pentagon is looking into conducting airstrikes on Marawi. If approved, this would allow the United States to send troops into the area to fight the ISIS-affiliated Maute and other Islamist terror groups. Later, a spokesperson denied the claims and clarified that the Philippines had not requested such an airstrike.
  • Aug 8th, 2016 2016 Ethiopian protests. More than 50 protesters were killed by Ethiopian security force forces in the past few days. The government blocked internet access and restricted journalistic access to the country.
  • Aug 8th, 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 8th, 2014 2014 Israel-Gaza Conflict: Hamas refuses to continue a 72-hour ceasefire, and has fired over 60 rockets into southern Israel since 8:00. Israel responds with air strikes
  • Aug 8th, 2013 Balochistan conflict -: At least 28 people are killed in a suicide bombing at a funeral held in Quetta, Pakistan.
  • Aug 8th, 2012 Armed men open fire on a checkpoint at the Egyptian city Arish, Sinai Peninsula.
  • Aug 8th, 2011 2011 Syrian uprising
  • Aug 8th, 2010 North Korea holds a South Korean fishing vessel with four South Koreans aboard and three Chinese.
  • Aug 8th, 2009 Typhoon Morakot hits Taiwan and nearly the entire southern region is inundated by record-breaking rains.
  • Aug 8th, 2008 Fannie Mae, the US mortgage lender, posts a loss of US$2.3B in its second quarter. This is its fourth consecutive quarter loss. Its total loss for the year has been US$9.44B.
  • Aug 8th, 2007 Space Shuttle Endeavour successfully launches on mission STS-118.

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