Friday October 08, 2010: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 10/8/2010, UK date format: 8/10/2010

October 8th, 2010 was the 281st day of the year 2010 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Libra. The day of the week was Friday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Luigi Squarzina .

The number one song in US was Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars.

Avatar, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2010 while Ape House by Sara Gruen was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Gigantic. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Attack of the Movies 3D or Archetype.

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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October 08, 2010 Events

What happened on October 08, 2010?

Historical Events

  • After a collapse of Xinjiang's colliery, four miners were killed and one was seriously hurt. A pit belonging to Xinjiang Shenhua Tiandian Mining was destroyed by the earthquake in Hutubi County, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture.
  • Khyber Agency: Security forces attacked militant hideouts using gunship helicopters and killed several militants.
  • A bombing has resulted in the deaths of at least 16 people, including Mohammad Omar (the governor of Kunduz Province).
  • German officials claim that Islamic militants, whose revelations have triggered an Europe-wide terror alert have links to the perpetrators in the attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001.
  • Later, it was discovered that a Taiwanese ship had been taken off the coast Madagascar.
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict:
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What happened on October 08 in history? Find out the list of October 8th major events

What was 2010 famous for? Discover everything about 2010


October 08, 2010 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on October 08, 2010?

Other October 8th famous birthdays

  • Matt Damon

    American actor and the author of "Good Will Hunting," a movie script he wrote with his friend Ben Affleck.

  • Bruno Mars

    American singer, songwriter and record producer.

  • Sigourney Weaver

    American actress, whose first hit was 1979's science-fiction thriller "Alien.

  • Bella Thorne

    American actress/model.

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How old am I?

If October 08, 2010 is your birthday you are 12 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on October 08.

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October 08, 2010 Famous Deaths

Who died on October 08, 2010?

Other October 8th famous deaths

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October 08, 2010 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

 zodiac sign


Libra personality

Who should a Libra marry?

Babies born in October are either Libra or Scorpio. People born before October 22nd are Libra, while people born from October 23rd have the sign of Scorpio

Personality of October born

Chinese Zodiac

Tiger chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Tiger

Element: Metal

Tiger personality

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Can the numbers in October 08, 2010 reveal something about your future ? Find out


October 08, 2010 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was October 08, 2010?

The day of the week was Friday.

October 8th marks the 280th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2010.

There are 84 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


October 08, 2010 Holidays and Observances

What is special on October 08, 2010?


  • 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
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois


  • World Migratory Bird Day [UNEP]
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Music charts

What was the number one song on October 08, 2010? Which were the top hits on October 08, 2010?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Just The Way You Are
  2. - Teenage Dreamyoutube
  3. - Love The Way You Lie
  4. - DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love
  5. - Dynamite

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Deuces
  2. - Bottoms Up
  3. - Love All Over Me
  4. - There Goes My Baby
  5. - Fancy

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Say You'll Haunt Me
  2. - Animal
  3. - Another Way To Die
  4. - Little Lion Man
  5. - Nightmare

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Cuando Me Enamoro
  2. - Dime Que Me Quieres
  3. - Nina De Mi Corazon
  4. - Al Diablo Lo Nuestro
  5. - I Like It

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Release year: 2010

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Country: United States of America

A Single Man

A Single Man

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Tom Ford

Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Country: United States of America

City Island

City Island

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Raymond De Felitta

Starring: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer

Country: United States of America

Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen

Release year: 2010

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Starring: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2010

Directed by: Lee Daniels

Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Release year: 2010

Directed by: Matt Aselton

Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Martin Scorsese



Release year: 2010

Directed by: John Jeffcoat



Release year: 2010

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2010

Directed by: Robert F. Slatzer

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Ape House by Sara Gruen

Ape House


This is the hilarious new novel by Water for Elephants' bestselling author. Isabel Duncan is a scientist at Great Ape Language Lab. She doesn't understand humans, but she can understand apes, especially bonobos.

Even Silence Has An End by Ingrid Betancourt

Even Silence Has An End


Ingrid Betancourt shares the story of her imprisonment in Colombia's jungle and powerful lessons of resistance, faith, and resilience. Ingrid Betancourt was born in Bogota and raised in France.

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen



#1 National BestsellerWinner, John Gardner Fiction AwardA National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistA Los Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistIn Jonathan Franzen's first novel since The Corrections we have an epic tale of modern love and marriage.

Bad Blood by John Sandford

Bad Blood


Two bodies in two days. One is murder. One is murder. The other is suicide. Virgil Flowers had no idea that he would be drawn into the dark history of the Virgil Flowers.

White House Diary by Jimmy Carter

White House Diary


An edited and annotated diary by President Jimmy Carter. It contains insights into Carter's presidency, his relationships and friendships, as well as his lasting impact on the issues that continue to be a concern for America.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Attack of the Movies 3D

Attack of the Movies 3D

Platform: Xbox 360, Wii

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Majesco Entertainment



Platform: iOS

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Villain, LLC

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Platform: PlayStation 3; Xbox 360; Microsoft Windows; Mac OS; OnLive

Genre: Action-adventure, stealth

Publisher: Ubisoft

Crystal Monsters

Crystal Monsters

Platform: Nintendo DSiWare, mobile phones (Japan only)

Genre: Role-playing video game

Dead Rising 2

Dead Rising 2

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Survival horror, beat 'em up

Publisher: Capcom


October 08, 2010 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

New Moon

The moon phase for October 08, 2010 is New Moon.

See Moon rising and setting times on October 08, 2010


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $63.81
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $291.71
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $24.62
  • General Electric GE: opens at $17.13
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $138.40

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 81.91 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0103 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.9626 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.671 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 114.19 JPY

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