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On This Day — August 8

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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.

Also, in 2009 – Nine people died when a tour helicopter and a small private airplane collided over the Hudson River near Frank Sinatra Park in Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
Dustin Hoffman turns… 80
Profession: Legendary Actor
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
Awards: N/A


Shawn Mendes turns… 19

Profession: Singer
Awards: N/A

Happy Birthday to all August 8th babies from the Gossip Life!

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