October 8th is the 281st day in the Gregorian calendar. On this day then President George W. Bush announced the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security; guerilla leader Che Guevera and his men were captured in Bolivia, and Yankee Don Larson pitched the only perfect game in the history of the baseball World Series. Famous October 8th birthdays include Matt Damon and Sigourney Weaver. Today is Columbus Day and National Pierogi Day.
We have 20 holidays listed for October 8.
American Touch Tag Day
Put on your running shoes as we celebrate one of the world’s most popular games.
Battle of Angamos
Discover why the Battle of Angamos is significant in Peru and how it is commemorated.
Honduras: Discovery of America Day
Did you know that Columbus did not even set foot in North America?
International Birth Registration Day
Understand why this is such an important day for millions of children across the globe.
International Blessings of The Fishing Fleet Day
This festival's main aim is to bless the fishing fleet right before the fishing season begins.
National Fluffernutter Day
Celebrate the childhood sandwich of peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff squished between two slices of bread.
National Harbormaster Appreciation Day
Let's understand why it's so important that we say thank you to harbormasters.
National Justin Day
There’re many famous people named Justin. But don’t worry, National Justin Day also belongs to you.
National Lance Day
Do you know anyone named Lance? Find out more about the history of this attractive name.
National Salmon Day
Whip out your recipes, prepare your wild or packaged salmon, and make delicious healthy food.
Pastor Appreciation Day
On this day, devotees come together to express gratitude to pastors and other staff of the church.