8 December

December 8 is the 342nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 23 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about December 8th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 8th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Brownie Day
  • Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – December 8

1991: Belavezha Accords signed

The Belavezha Accords, that disbanded the USSR and replaced it with Commonwealth of Independent States was signed

1991: Romanian Constitution comes into force

Passed through a referendum, the Constitution marked a return to democracy for Romania after 42 years of Communist rule.

1991: Creation of Commonwealth of Independent States

The international organization was formed by Belarus, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation as a political forum for members of the former Soviet Union.

1987: First Intifada begins

The Palestinian uprising against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories began after an Israeli army truck attacked a car and killed 4 Palestinians. The Intifada ended in 1991 after the Madrid Conference.

1941: U.S. enters WWII

One day after the Japanese Imperial Navy launched an attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States declared war on Japan and entered World War II.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, December 8

1982: Nicki Minaj, Trinidadian/American rapper, actress

1961: Ann Coulter, American lawyer, author

1953: Norman Finkelstein, American academic, author, activist

1943: Jim Morrison, American singer-songwriter, poet

1542: Mary, Queen of Scots

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, December 8

2004: Dimebag Darrell, American guitarist, songwriter

1980: John Lennon, English singer-songwriter, musician, producer

1978: Golda Meir, Israeli educator, politician, 4th Prime Minister of Israel

1903: Herbert Spencer, English biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, philosopher

1864: George Boole, English mathematician, philosopher

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