October 8-National Days, Birthday and Important Past Events

October 8 2023 is Sunday. Holidays & Observances, National and Special Days, Major Past Events, Zodiac Sign, Birthday of Celebrity & famous personalities on this date

Holidays, Observances of Special Day & National Day on October 8

Find out about important past events, festivals, funny, weird, national days, special days & Holidays happening around the world in different countries on this day

National days on Sun Oct 8th, 2023

  • 281st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar
  • Western Zodiac- Libra
  • Grandparents’ Day- Germany
  • World Octopus Day
  • Indian Air Force Day
  • National Pierogi Day
  • Chicago Marathon- USA
  • International Podiatry Day
  • American Touch Tag Day
  • Battle of Angamos- Peru
  • Day of the Croatian Parliament- Croatia
  • Alvin C. York Day
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Past events and historical events on October 8

  • 1956-The first perfect game in Major League Baseball World Series.
  • 1948-World’s first internal pacemaker implanted which worked only for a few hours.
  • 1919-World’s first transcontinental air race where111 airplaces took part in this 5400-mile round-trip race.
  • 1912-First Balkan war begins and the 7-month long war ended with a decisive Balkan League victory.
  • 1871-Great Chicago fire begins in a barn on the evening of October 8, 1871 which raged for 2 days killing over 300 people and destroyed property worth millions of dollars.
  • 1860-Telegraph line launched between L&SF.
  • 1856-The Second Opium War began between the British and China.
  • 1769-Captain Cook stepped into New Zealand.

Famous Personalities & Celebrities Birthday on October 8

Famous Celebrities birthdays on 8th October
  • 2004-Monsanto’s patent on Indian wheat revoked.
  • 1985-Bruno Mars-American singer-songwriter, producer, actor
  • 1983-Abhishek Nayar-Indian Cricketer
  • 1981-Mona Singh-Indian Actress  
  • 1980-Rajesh Sharma-Indian Politician  
  • 1970-Matt Damon-American actor, screenwriter, producer
  • 1943-Chevy Chase-American comedian, actor
  • 1939-Harvey Pekar-American author
  • 1932-Indian Air Force was established. It was then formed as an auxiliary air force of the British Raj.
  • 1926-Raaj Kumar-Indian Actor  
  • 1924-Thirunalloor Karunakaran-Indian Poet  
  • 1911-Ram Dass Katari-Indian Naval Chief  
  • 1895-Juan Peron-Argentine military officer, politician, 29th President of Argentina

FAQ / People Also

1. Which Day is 8th October 2023?

  • 8th October is Sunday
  • 281st day of the Gregorian calendar
  • Western Zodiac- Libra

2. Special Day on October 8

  • International Podiatry Day is observed annually on October 8 which was inaugurated by the International Federation of Podiatrists to spread awareness about the importance of foot health and to improve their patients’ lower limb mobility, independence

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