October 8

October 8 is the 281st day of the Gregorian Calendar ( 282nd in leap years), thus remain still 84 days until the end of the year.

  • 2.1 Before the 19th century
  • 2.2 19th century
  • 2.3 20th century 2.3.1 1901-1950
  • 2.3.2 1951-2000
  • 3.1 Before the 20th century
  • 3.2 20th century
  • 3.3 21st century


Politics and World Affairs

  • 0314: In the Battle of Cibalae the forces of Constantine the Great defeated in Pannonia the army of the Eastern Roman emperor Licinius.
  • 0705: Al- Walid I, under whose reign the empire reached its greatest expansion of the Umayyad Caliph is.
  • 1075: Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned by an emissary of Pope Gregory VII in Solin to the king of Croatia.
  • 2000: After the abdication of his father, Jean Henri is the new Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
  • 2000: Aleksander Kwasniewski is re-elected as President of Poland.


Science and Technology


  • 0777: The Hammelburger Mark description, the minutes of a border survey and one of the oldest records in Old High German, is formed.


  • 0451: The Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon begins.
  • 1991: The Catholic theologian Eugen Drewermann be withdrawn by the Archbishop of Paderborn, Johannes Joachim Degenhardt, teaching permission.


  • 2005: In a major earthquake in Kashmir, an area where the Indian tectonic plate moves northward against the Eurasian, approximately 80,000 people are killed.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.


Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.


Before the 19th century

19th century

20th century




Before the 20th century

20th century

21st Century

  • 2002: Joachim Zahn, German industrialist
  • 2002: Philippe Boutros Chebaya, Lebanese Bishops
  • 2003: Kozo Ando, ​​Japanese Kendoka
  • 2004: Jacques Derrida, French philosopher
  • 2004: Reiner Schreiber, German politician ( CDU)
  • 2004: Rico Weber, Swiss artist
  • 2005: Joachim Dalsass, South Tyrolean politician
  • 2007: Constantine Andreou, Greek - French painter and sculptor
  • 2008: Herbert Boetticher, German actor
  • 2008: Hogan Wharton, American Football player

Holidays and observances

  • Religious observances Johannes Mathesius, Bohemian teacher and pastor ( Protestant)
  • St. Reparata, Roman martyr ( Catholic)
  • St. Thais, Egyptian courtesan ( Catholic)
  • State Holidays and observances Croatia: Independence

More entries contains the list of commemorative and action days.

  • Day
  • Day in October