February 8th: What is special about this date?

February 8th marks the 39th day of the Gregorian calendar year. There are 326 days remaining until the end of the year (or 327 days in case of leap years). Discover famous birthdays on February 8th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to February 8th and what happened on February 8th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about February 8th.


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

On February 8th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • James Dean
    James Dean (1931)

    American actor.

  • Gary Coleman
    Gary Coleman (1968)

    Gary coleman was an american actor best known for his role as arnold jackson in the tv sitcom diff'rent strokes.

  • Mathilda May
    Mathilda May (1965)

    French actress, daughter to victor haim (greekturkish playwright) and margareta hanson (swedish ballet teacher).

  • Lana Turner
    Lana Turner (1921)

    American actress, onscreen since 1937.

  • Nick Nolte
    Nick Nolte (1941)

    American actor.

  • Jack Lemmon
    Jack Lemmon (1925)

    American actor.

  • Mary Steenburgen
    Mary Steenburgen (1953)

    Mary steenburgen is an american actress known for her roles in movies suchjson as 'back to the future part iii' and 'step brothers'.

  • Seth Green
    Seth Green (1974)

    Seth green is a well-known american actor and comedian, best known for his roles in the austin powers films and as the creator of the tv...

  • John Williams
    John Williams (1932)

    English-american actor (b. 1903).

  • Paul Wight
    Paul Wight (1972)

    American professional wrestler.

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February 8th: who died on this date?

On February 8th the following celebrities died:

  • Robert Conrad
    Robert Conrad (2020)

    American actor, seen more on tv than film with the series "hawaiian eye," the wild, wild west, and "the d.a.

  • Del Shannon
    Del Shannon (1990)

    American singer and songwriter.

  • George Dolenz
    George Dolenz (1963)

    American actor, father to micky dolenz (born in 1908).

  • Czar Peter I (1725)

    Also known as Peter the Great, he was the Czar of Russia from 1682 to 1725 and a patron of the arts, particularly architecture and music.

  • Peter the Great (1725)

    Peter the Great was the Tsar of Russia from 1682 to 1725, and is credited with modernizing and westernizing Russia.

  • Jmarion Henderson (2016)

    Nobel Prize-winning chemist for research on the dynamics of chemical reactions.

  • Joseth Priestley (1804)

    Joseth Priestley was a British chemist, philosopher, and clergyman who is best known for his discovery of oxygen and his contributions to...

  • Halvor Laxness (1998)

    Icelandic writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1955.

  • Zacharius Janssen (1638)

    Invented the first compound microscope.

  • Cem Karaca (2004)

    Renowned Turkish rock musician and composer.

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

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

Aquarius zodiac sign

February 8th: what is special about the Aquarius sign?

The Aquarius sign encompasses people born between January 20th and February 18th.

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

If you're a Aquarius born in February discover why February born are so special.


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

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

  • Feb 8, 1933: -23 degrees F (-31 degrees C), Seminole, Texas (state record low).
  • Feb 8, 1945: Allied air attack on Goch / Kleef / Kalkar / Reichswald
  • Feb 8, 1960: US Congress opens hearings looking into payola.
  • Feb 8, 1965: Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic Ocean off Jones Beach, New Jersey, USA; 84 dead.
  • Feb 8, 1966: The National Hockey League expands to twelve teams.
  • Feb 8, 1975: Caps only got one shot in a period against Islanders
  • Feb 8, 1977: Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sentenced due to
  • Feb 8, 1985: Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea.
  • Feb 8, 1990: 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
  • Feb 8, 1994: Jack Nicholson uses a golf club to attack a car
  • Feb 8, 2000: Bob Collins' plane collides over Zion, Illinois with the student pilot.
  • Feb 8, 2008: The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that the electric chair was unconstitutional. This is the only state that has allowed electric chairs to be used for death.

What day of the year is February 8th?

February 8th marks the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

There are 326 days remaining until the end of the year (or 327 days in case of leap years).

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