All About June 8th
Here are some holidays, observances, trivia and Zodiac information about June 8th.
- Best Friends Day
- Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day
- Name Your Poison Day
- National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
- Upsy Daisy Day
- World Brain Tumor Day
- World Oceans Day
June 8th Zodiac Sign
Time period: May 21 – June 21
Ruling planet: Mercury
Zodiac quality: Mutable
Color: Light-Green, Yellow
Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 14, 23
Strengths: Gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, ability to learn quickly and exchange ideas.
Geminis like books and talking a lot and going on trips.
Weaknesses: Geminis have a nervous energy, they can be inconsistent and have a hard time making up their mind. They don’t like routines, they get bored easy and they love being spontaneous.
Famous Geminis: Johnny Depp, Angelina Joli, Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Naomi Cambell, Kanye West, Tupac Shakir, Prince, North West, Morgan Freeman, Paul McCartney, Clint Eastwood, Mark Wahlberg, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Helena Bonham Carter, Lauryn Hill, Judy Garland, Venus Williams, John Wayne, Shia LaBeouf, Micheal J. Fox, Che Guevara, Tim Allen, Rafael Nadal. Vincent Price, Elizabeth Hurley, Bob Hope, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Zachary Quinto, Annette Bening, Greg Kinnear, Greg Kinnear, Anne Heche.
June 8th Trivia
- 1783 – Laki, a volcano in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.
- 1900 – Lena Baker, African-American maid executed for capital murder of her white employer, later pardoned posthumously was born today.
- 1933 – Joan Rivers, American comedian, actress, and television host was born.
- 1944 – Boz Scaggs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born.
- 1953 – An F5 tornado hits Beecher, Michigan, killing 116, injuring 844, and destroying 340 homes.
- 1953 – The United States Supreme Court rules that restaurants in Washington, D.C. cannot refuse to serve black patrons.
- 1964 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Chapel Of Love,” by The Dixie Cups.
- 1972 – Nine-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc is burned by napalm, in the Vietnam War, an event captured by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut moments later while the young girl is seen running down a road, in what would become an iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning photo. See her interview about it here.
- 1975 – The #1 movie was, “French Connection II,” starring Gene Hackman.
- 1984 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, Cyndi Lauper’s, “Time after Time.”
- 1986 – The #1 movie was, “Top Gun,” starring Tom Cruise.
- 1995 – The #1 movie was, “Congo,” starring
- 1995 – Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O’Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
- 2006 – Elaine Davidson, a Brazilian former restaurant owner has been pierced a total of 4,225 times as of June 8th making this a World Record. [GH]
- 2007 – The #1 movie was, “Ocean’s Thirteen,” starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, Vincent Cassel, Andy Garcia, Bernie Mac, Elliott Gould, Michael Mantell, Eddie Jemison, Casey Affleck and Don Cheadle.
- 2009 – Two American journalists are found guilty of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of penal labour.
- 2010 – Harbor, a seven-year-old Coonhound, set the World Record for having the longest ears on a dog measuring, 31.1 cm and 34.3 cm.
- 2016 – Hillary Clinton makes history, sealing Democratic nomination making her the first woman on a political ticket.
- 2016 – A hacker briefly takes over NFL Twitter account posting false news saying that Roger Goodell had died.
- 2017 – James Comey’s opening statement began with the explosive testimony that the White House is guilty of defamation and lying. [source]
- 2018 – Anthony Bourdain , famous chef, author and tv personality took his life by hanging.
- 2018 – 20 Years old actor, Jackson Odell, known for his role sin The Goldbergs passes away.