October 8

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 Limelight in 1952 directed by Charles Chaplin and The Devil's Advocate in 1997 directed by Taylor Hackford.
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?
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Geostorm

Geostorm

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Dean Devlin

Starring: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 8?


Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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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Music charts

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Top #1 songs in the USA

Top #1 Rock songs

Books

Which were the most popular books released around October 8 over the years?
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Every Living Thing by James Herriot

Every Living Thing

Year: 1992

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This fifth and final installment in James Herriot's heartwarming collection brings back familiar friends (including old favorites such as Tricki Woo) and introduces new ones, including Herriot's children Rosie and Jimmy

The Mission Song by John le Carré

The Mission Song

Year: 2006

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"Gripping and moving. . . . A marvelous return to the John le Carre of old, with all the captivating characters, finely rendered landscapes, and messy complexities that have always powered

It'S Not About The Bike by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins

It'S Not About The Bike

Year: 2000

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The world-champion cyclist recounts his diagnosis with cancer, the grueling treatments during which he was given a less than twenty percent chance for survival, his surprising victory in the 1999 Tour de France, and the birth of his son.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Year: 1990

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Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly …

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Year: 1968

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"An American classic" (Newsweek) that defined a generation. "An astonishing book" (The New York Times Book Review) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, and the 1960s.

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