8 February

8 February

February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 326 days remain until the end of the year.

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

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

Table of Contents

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

Global Celebrations

  • Laugh and Get Rich Day
  • National Kite Flying Day
  • National Molasses Bar Day
  • Propose Day
  • Extraterrestrial Culture Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – February 8

1971: The NASDAQ holds its first trading day

The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations was the world’s first electronic stock exchange.

1960: The first 8 stars are added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame

More than 2400 five-pointed stars have since been embedded in the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street to honor stars of the entertainment industry.

1950: The Stasi, East Germany’s notorious secret police, is established

The “Staatssicherheit”, which was dissolved in 1990, is considered one of the most repressive intelligence agencies in the world.

1910: The Boy Souts of America is founded

3 years earlier, British General Robert Baden-Powell had founded the Scout movement in England.

1879: Sandford Fleming proposes the use of time zones

The later introduction of Universal Standard Time, which is based on time zones, revolutionized time keeping.

1950: Chicago Railroads 1950.

Chicago Railroads 1950.

1924: The Birger Gang, southern Illinois bootleggers, pose with guns. Charles Birger is at center, on top of the car, c. 1924.

The Birger Gang, southern Illinois bootleggers, pose with guns. Charles Birger is at center, on top of the car, c. 1924.

1905: Traffic in Oxford Street, London c1905 and 2014.

Traffic in Oxford Street, London c1905 and 2014.

Sidecar racing

Side car racing

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, February 8

1941: Nick Nolte, American actor

1932: John Williams, American pianist, composer, conductor

1931: James Dean, American actor

1925: Jack Lemmon, American actor, singer, director

1828: Jules Verne, French author

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, February 8

2007: Ian Stevenson, American biochemist

2007: Anna Nicole Smith, American model, actress

1998: Enoch Powell, British politician

1957: John von Neumann, Hungarian/American mathematician

1587: Mary, Queen of Scots


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