December 8 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Bodhi Day
Multiple CountriesBuddhist
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
-Multiple Types
Immaculate Conception
-Multiple Types
Virgin of Caacupé Day
ParaguayNational Holiday
Mother Day
PanamaNational Holiday
Constitution Day
-Multiple Types
Feast of the immaculate Conception
-Multiple Types
Inmaculate Conception Day
ChileNational Holiday
Battle Day
Falkland IslandsPublic Holiday
Day of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
East TimorPublic Holiday
National Youth Day
AlbaniaNational Holiday
Saint Kliment Ohridski's Day
Macedonia, Republic OfNational Holiday
Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day
Multiple CountriesUnofficial
Official Lost and Found Day
Multiple CountriesUnofficial
National Brownie Day
Multiple CountriesUnofficial


Historical Events

  • 1914: At the Battle of the Falkland Islands, the British Royal Navy defeats the Imperial German East Asia Squadron during World War I.
  • 1941: Addressing a joint session of Congress, United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares the day before – December 7th – to be a date that will live in infamy.
  • 1941: Japanese forces invade the Dutch East Indies, Malaya, Thailand, Hong Kong and the Philippines, all at the same time.
  • 1963: A Boeing 707 – Pan Am Flight 214 – is hit by lightning and crashes in Maryland. 81 of the people on board are killed.
  • 1972: A Boeing 737 -United Airlines Flight 553 – crashes and kills 45 people.
  • 1980: John Lennon – former member of the Beatles – is murdered outside The Dakota in New York.
  • 1988: 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

  • American engineer and inventor of the cotton gin, Eli Whitney is born in 1765.
  • German painter and illustrator, Adolph Menzel is born in 1815.
  • Irish poet and author, Amanda McKittrick Ros is born in 1860.
  • French playwright Georges Feydeau is born in 1862.
  • French mathematician Jacques Hadamard is born in 1865.
  • American actor Lee J. Cobb is born in 1911.
  • American director and screenwriter, Ernest Lehman is born in 1915.
  • American direcor and screenwriter, Richard Fleischer is born in 1916.
  • American singer-songwriter and poet, Jim Morrison is born in 1943.
  • American poet James Tate is born in 1943.
  • Irish novelist John Banville is born in 1945.
  • American makeup artist Rick Baker is born in 1950.
  • Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor is born in 1966.
  • Japanese voice actress and singer, Kotono Mitsuishi is born in 1967.
  • American race car driver, Ryan Newman is born in 1977.
  • French footballer, Frédéric Piquionne is born in 1978.
  • American actor Ian Somerhalder is born in 1978.
  • American singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele is born in 1982.
  • Trinidadian-American rapper and actress, Nicki Minaj is born in 1982.