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Events of September 8th:

September 8th is the 251st day of the year (252nd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 114 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about September 8th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on September 8th:

1157 King Richard I of England (Richard the Lionheart)

1841 Antonin Dvorak (composer)

1886 Siegfried Sassoon (Great War poet)

1901 Hendrik Verwoerd (South African Prime Minister 1958-1966)

1921 Harry Secombe (tenor, actor)

1925 Peter Sellers (actor, comedian)

1932 Patsy Cline (singer-songwriter, pianist)

1938 Sam Nunn (US politician)

1954 Anne Diamond (journalist)

1971 David Arquette (actor)

1979 Pink (singer)

September 8th in History:

1888 Soccer: First six Football League matches played in England.

1892 The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.

1926 Germany admitted to the League of Nations.

1930 3M begins marketing Scotch tape.

1944 First V-2 rocket hits London.

1954 Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) created.

1966 Star Trek premieres on NBC.

1966 Queen Elizabeth II opens the Severn Bridge..

Queen Elizabeth II

1974 US President Gerald Ford pardons former-President Richard Nixon for any crimes that Nixon may have committed while in office.

Richard M. Nixon Gerald Ford

1986 Oprah Winfrey Show airs for the first time.

Oprah Winfrey

1988 Because of fires, Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in history.

1991 Republic of Macedonia becomes independent.

September 8th is also:

National Day (Andorra)

International Literacy Day

World Literacy Day


People born on September 8th are Virgo


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