2023 Monthly Holidays that include December 8, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our December Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of December.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
The Astrological Sign for December 8 is Sagittarius.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for December are:
Holly/Narcissus - Sweetness, Self-Esteem, Vanity, The Sweetness of whoever receives it
The Birthstone(s) for December is:
1542 - Mary, Queen of Scots (d. 1587)
1765 - Eli Whitney, American engineer who invented the cotton gin (d. 1825)
1861 - William C. Durant, American businessman who founded General Motors and Chevrolet (d. 1947)
1894 - E. C. Segar, American cartoonist who created Popeye (d 1938)
1925 - Sammy Davis, Jr. American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1990)
1936 - David Carradine, American actor, director and producer (Kung Fu) (d. 2009)
1953 - Kim Basinger, American actress (Never Say Never Again, Batman, The Getaway, L.A. Confidential)
1980 - John Lennon, English singer, songwriter, guitarist and member of The Beatles (b. 1940)
1982 - Marty Robbins, American country western singer, songwriter and NASCAR race car driver (Won Grammy for his song El Paso) (b. 1925)
2016 - John Glenn, American astronaut and Senator in Ohio, Third American in space, and first American to go orbit the Earth (b. 1921)
2019 - Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer and actor (Big Bird and Oscar The Grouch on Sesame Street) (b. 1933)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1872 - American Mormon religious leader Brigham Young marries his 55th and final wife, American poet Hannah Tapfield
2006 - Actor Scott Baio (Happy Days), marries Renee Sloan
2010 - Rock singer Nancy Wilson of Heart, divorces director Cameron Crowe after 24 years of marriage
Quote of the Day
November 8th is National Christmas Tree Day!
Above is the Video Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee
The best of all gifts around the Christmas Tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other! ~ Burton Hillis
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. to Come!
This Day in History
1907 - King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne
1941 - After the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares December 7 to be "a date which will live in infamy", after which the United States declares war on Japan and enters World War II
1941 - Japanese forces simultaneously invade Shanghai International Settlement, Malaya, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and the Dutch East Indies
1953 - Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers his "Atoms for Peace" speech
1955 - The Flag of Europe is adopted by Council of Europe
1963 -Pan Am Flight 214, a Boeing 707 is struck by lightning and crashes near Elkton, Maryland, killing all 81 people on board
1966 - The Greek ship SS Heraklion sinks in the Aegean Sea during a storm resulting in the death of over 200 people
1969 - Olympic Airways Flight 954 strikes a mountain outside of Keratea, Greece, killing 90 people
1972 - United Airlines Flight 553, a Boeing 737, crashes at Chicago Midway International Airport after aborting its landing attempt, killing 45
1987 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign the Intermediate-Range-Nuclear Forces Treaty
1988 - Five people are killed and 50 injured when a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II crashes into an apartment complex in Remscheid, Germany
1990 - The Galileo spacecraft flies past Earth for the first time
1992 - The Galileo spacecraft flies past Earth for the second time
2009 - Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kill 127 people and injure 448 people
2019 - First confirmed case of COVID-19 in China
This Day in Music
1980 - John Lennon of The Beatles is murdered by Mark David Chapma in New York City
1984 - Out of Touch by Hall & Oates hits #1 in America (video below)
2007 - Noel, the Christmas album by Josh Groban hits #1 in America and ultimately becomes the top-selling album of 2007
2013 - Metallica plays a show in Antarctica sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero, making them the first band to perform on all seven continents
This Day in Sports
1984 - At the Australian Open Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Helena Kukova 6-7, 6-1, and 6-3
2007 - Tim Tebow, Florida Quarterback wins the 73rd Heisman Trophy Award
2011 - After a 161-day lockout that shortened the season by 16 games, the NBA and players union reach a financial agreement
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (Judaism) A candelabrum with nine branches used in Jewish worship on Hanukkah.
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