June 8

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on June 8. From 1900 until now. June 8 is under the sign of Gemini. Famous birthdays on this day include Kanye West (1977), Joan Rivers (1933) and Andrea Casiraghi (1984). Several movies were released around June 8 over the years, such as Chinatown in 1974 directed by Roman Polanski and The Wild Bunch in 1969 directed by Sam Peckinpah.
But much more happened on June 8 over the years: find out below

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Release year: 1974

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Country: United States of America

The Wild Bunch

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States of America

The Nun's Story

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft

Country: United States of America

Soy charro de Levita

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Gilberto Martínez Solares

Starring: Germán Valdés, Marcelo Chávez, Rosita Quintana, Carmen Molina


Release year: 1954

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 8?


  • Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
  • World Ocean Day.
  • Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
  • Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
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  • 2019 Syrian Civil War, Northwestern Syria offensive: Abdul Baset al-Sarout, a Jaysh al-Izza commander, the “singer of the revolution”, and former Syria national football team goalkeeper, dies from wounds sustained Thursday when he was struck by Syrian Army artillery. (BBC) (The Guardian)
  • 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: On Quds Day – the last Friday of Ramadan – thousands of Palestinians protest near the Gaza border fence. Israeli troops fire live rounds and tear gas, killing four people and injuring over 600. (AP via CBS News)
  • 2017 2017 North Korean missile tests: North Korea test fires several missiles, believed to be anti-ship weapons. The test comes immediately after South Korea suspends further deployment of the THAAD anti-missile system. (The New York Times)
  • 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): The Taliban kills 12 members of Afghanistan's security forces who were captured in recent ambushes in the Ghazni Province on June 3 and 5. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
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Which were the most popular books released around June 8 over the years?

Don'T Stop The Carnival

Year: 1965

By: Herman Wouk

It's every parrothead's dream: to leave behind the rat race of the workaday world and start life all over again amidst the cool breezes, sun-drenched colors, and rum-laced drinks of a


Year: 1985

By: Elmore Leonard

“Intense….A higher caliber of entertainment.”—New York TimesElmore Leonard’s Glitz is a killer…in the best possible way. “The King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) electrifies with this unputdownable noir tale of

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Year: 2005

By: Ann Brashares

LENA, CARMEN, BRIDGET, and Tibby have been through a lot together. But even after traveling across the world to keep these four very different friends connected, the pants remain strong, uncuffed—and remarkably flattering.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Year: 2002

By: Rebecca Wells

“A big, blowzy romp through the rainbow eccentricities of three generations of crazy bayou debutantes.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution“A very entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving novel about the complex bonds between mother and daughter.”—Washington

Ancient Evenings

Year: 1983

By: Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer’s dazzlingly rich, deeply evocative novel of ancient Egypt breathes life into the figures of a lost era: the eighteenth-dynasty Pharaoh Rameses and his wife, Queen Nefertiti; Menenhetet, their creature,

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