On This Day — August 8
August 8 is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
Important historical events include in 1956 – A major mining disaster killed 262 workers, mainly Italian nationals, at the Bois du Cazier coal mine in Belgium.
Other historical incidents occurring on the day are in 1998 – The Iranian consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, was raided by Taliban leading to the death of 10 Iranian diplomats and an Iranian journalist.
Awards: Academy Award x2 + Golden Globe x7
Rena ‘Sable’ Lesnar turns… 50
Profession: WWF Legend
Awards: WWF Womens Champion x1
Roger Federer turns… 36
Profession: Legendary Tennis Player
Awards: US Open x5
Meagan Good turns… 36
Profession: Think Like A Man Actress
Shawn Mendes turns… 19
Happy Birthday to all August 8th babies from the Gossip Life!