December 8 holidays in 2021
National Brownie Day
Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day
December 8 2020 holidays
December 8 2022 holidays
Historical Events on December 8
At the Battle of the Falkland Islands, the British Royal Navy defeats the Imperial German East Asia Squadron during World War I.
Addressing a joint session of Congress, United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares the day before – December 7
– to be a date that will live in infamy.
Japanese forces invade the Dutch East Indies, Malaya, Thailand, Hong Kong and the Philippines, all at the same time.
A Boeing 707 – Pan Am Flight 214 – is hit by lightning and crashes in Maryland. 81 of the people on board are killed.
A Boeing 737 -United Airlines Flight 553 – crashes and kills 45 people.
John Lennon – former member of the Beatles – is murdered outside The Dakota in New York.
A U.S Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II crashes into an apartment building in Remscheid, Germany. 50 people are injured and 5 people are killed.
Famous Birthdays on December 8
American engineer and inventor of the cotton gin, Eli Whitney is born in
German painter and illustrator, Adolph Menzel is born in
Irish poet and author, Amanda McKittrick Ros is born in
French playwright Georges Feydeau is born in
French mathematician Jacques Hadamard is born in
American actor Lee J. Cobb is born in
American director and screenwriter, Ernest Lehman is born in
American direcor and screenwriter, Richard Fleischer is born in
American singer-songwriter and poet, Jim Morrison is born in
American poet James Tate is born in
Irish novelist John Banville is born in
American makeup artist Rick Baker is born in
Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor is born in
Japanese voice actress and singer, Kotono Mitsuishi is born in
American race car driver, Ryan Newman is born in
French footballer, Frédéric Piquionne is born in
American actor Ian Somerhalder is born in
American singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele is born in
Trinidadian-American rapper and actress, Nicki Minaj is born in
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