Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on October 8. From 1900 until now.
October 8 is under the sign of Libra.
Famous birthdays on this day include Matt Damon (1970), Bruno Mars (1985) and Sigourney Weaver (1949).
Several movies were released around October 8 over the years, such as Through a Glass Darkly in 1961 directed by Ingmar Bergman and The Devil and Daniel Webster in 1941 directed by William Dieterle.
But much more happened on October 8 over the years: find out below
Which were the most popular Movies released around October 8 over the years?
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Which were the important events of October 8?
- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
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- 2018 Libyan Civil War (2014–present); Terrorism in Egypt: A Libyan National Army operation in Derna results in the capturing of Hesham Ashmawy, one of Egypt's most wanted militants. (BBC)
- 2017 Rohingya persecution in Myanmar (2016–present): A refugee boat en route to Bangladesh from Myanmar capsizes, resulting in at least 12 deaths. (Global News)
- 2016 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: Saudi-led coalition jets launch airstrikes on civilians at the funeral of the father of the Houthi government's Interior Minister in Sana'a, killing at least 140 people, and injuring over 500 more. One of the dead is the mayor of Sana'a, Abdul-Qader Hilal. (The Independent), (BBC), (Reuters)
- 2015 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present), Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: Government forces and their allies, including troops from a Saudi Arabian-led coalition, capture the town of Sirwah, the last outpost of Houthi militants in the key Marib province. (The Australian)Yemeni military forces backed by Houthi militants reportedly destroy a Saudi warship off the coast of Yemen in the strategic Bab-el-Mandeb strait. (Press TV) (Fars News) (Independent)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 8 over the years?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- 2017 Cardi B - Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)
- 2016 The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey - Closer
- 2015 The Weeknd - The Hills
- 2014 Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
- 2013 Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
- 2012 Maroon 5 - One More Night
- 2011 Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
- 2010 Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
- 2009 The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
- 2008 T.I. - Whatever You Like
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Top #1 Rock songs
Which were the most popular books released around October 8 over the years?
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