All About October 8th

All About October 8th

Holidays, Horoscope and History

October 8th Holidays

  • Alvin C. York Day
    On October 8, 1918, in the final Allied push against German forces on the Western Front during World War I. United States Corporal Alvin C. York reportedly kills over 20 German soldiers and captures an additional 132 at the head of a small detachment in the Argonne Forest near the Meuse River in France. The exploits later earned York the Medal of Honor.
  • American Touch Tag Day
    October 8th has us feeling nostalgic thinking about being kids and playing the game “tag.” So tag, you’re it! Get a game going outside with your kids or on social media.
  • International Lesbian Day
    Lesbian Day is celebrated on October 8. Said to be first observed in New Zealand in 1980 with a Lesbian Day March on International Women’s Day. 
  • National Fluffernutter Day
    On October 8th we are encouraged to celebrate that yummy sandwich of peanut butter and marshmallow fluff that some call Fluffernutters!
  • National Pierogi Day
    A pierogi is an unleavened dough stuffed with pretty much anything, such as meat, mushrooms, cheese, sausage or pretty much anything you want to put in there. Here is a Pierogi Recipe for you to try out.
  • World Octopus Day
    World Octopus Day is on October 8th. Learn more about these interesting creatures at

October 8th Horoscope is Libra

  • Date range: September 23 – October 22
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  • Element: Air
  • Quality: Cardinal
  • Color: Pink, Green
  • Ruler: Venus
  • Lucky Numbers: 4, 6, 13, 15, 24
  • Personality Traits: Cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, stable, common sense, social but upsets easily, holds grudges, plays the victim
  • Famous Libras: Neve Campbell, Kate Winslet, Jesse Eisenberg, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Will Smith, Viggo Mortenson, Zac Efron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Clive Owen, Hillary Duff, Tim Robbins, John Krasinski, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Sarandon, Eminem, Elisabeth Shue.

October 8th History

  • 1075 – Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned King of Croatia.
  • 1200 – Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England.
  • 1645 – Jeanne Mance open the first lay hospital in North America. Jesse Jackson 2013
  • 1871 – The Great Chicago Fire and the much deadlier Peshtigo Fire break out.
  • 1921 – KDKA in Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field conducts the first live broadcast of a football game.
  • 1924 –  The #1 movie was, “The Sea Hawk.”
  • 1939 – Paul Hogan, Australian comedian was born in Lightning Ridge, Australia.
  • 1941 – Jesse Jackson, American civil rights activist was born in Greenville, SC.
  • 1943 – Chevy Chase, American comedian was born in Lower Manhattan, New York, NY.
  • 1949 – Sigourney Weaver, American actress was born in Manhattan, New York, NY.
  • 1955 – The #1 movie was, “The Tall Men.”
  • 1956 – The New York Yankees’s Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in a World Series.
  • 1967 – Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
  • 1970 – Matt Damon, American actor was born in Cambridge, MA.
  • 1978 – Australia’s Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60 mph at Blowering Dam, Australia. Chevy Chase at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
  • 1980 – Nick Cannon, American actor was born in San Diego, CA.
  • 1982 – Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
  • 1983 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” by  Bonnie Tyler.
  • 1985 – The #1 movie was, “Commando,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • 1985 – Bruno Mars, American singer was born in Honolulu, HI.
  • 1997 – Bella Thorne, American actress was born in Pembroke Pines, FL.
  • 2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
  • 2005 – The   Kashmir earthquake leaves 86,000–87,351 people dead, 75,266 injured, and 2.8 million homeless.
  • 2014 – Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with Ebola, dies.
  • 2016 – In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the death toll rises to nearly 900.

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