October 8

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 Laura in 1944 directed by Otto Preminger and To Have and Have Not in 1944 directed by Howard Hawks.
But much more happened on October 8 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around October 8 over the years?


Release year: 1944

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

To Have and Have Not

Release year: 1944

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran

Country: United States of America

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Bill Bernstein, Claire Bloom

Rory O'Shea Was Here

Release year: 2004

Directed by: Damien O'Donnell

Starring: James McAvoy, Steven Robertson, Romola Garai, Alan King

Wo de fu qin mu qin

Release year: 1999

Directed by: Yimou Zhang

Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hao Zheng, Yulian Zhao


Historical Events

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 most popular books released around October 8 over the years?

Return Of The Jedi

Year: 1983

By: Joan D. Vinge

In a sequel to "The Star Wars Storybook" and "The Empire Strikes Back Storybook", Luke Skywalker and his friends in the Rebel Alliance formulate a daring plan to battle with the Empire and its evil leaders, Darth Vader and the …

The Right People

Year: 1968

By: Stephen Birmingham

Stephen Birmingham, whose wise and witty ways with the privileged and well-placed have seen him successfully through five novels, as well as "Our Crowd" - a study of New York's Jewish

The Art Of Happiness

Year: 2000

By: the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler

From the authors who brought you the million-copy bestseller The Art of Happiness comes an exploration of job, career, and finding the ultimate happiness at work.It

Destiny Of The Republic

Year: 2011

By: Candice Millard

A Booklist Notable Book of 2012The extraordinary New York Times bestselling account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy,

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Year: 2008

By: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”

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