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 21 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.
Egypt: Al-Mouled Al-Nabawy
Egypt celebrates Al-Mouled Al-Nabawy in honor of Prophet Muhammad’s birth. Join us as we commemorate it!
Honduras: Discovery of America Day
Did you know that Columbus did not even set foot in North America?
I Love Yarn Day
Yarn lovers, gather around and share your love. The world needs a little more yarn.
Indian Air Force Day
Be motivated to fly high by learning more about the history behind the Indian Air Force.
International Birth Registration Day
Understand why this is such an important day for millions of children across the globe.
Milad an-Nabi (Mawlid)
Milad an-Nabi, is celebrated by Muslims as the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.
Myanmar Full Moon of Thadingyut
Buddhist Lent, which commemorates Buddha's return to earth, concludes on this day.
National Chess Day
Mentally stimulate and challenge yourself by playing the timeless game of chess.
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 Heroes’ Day
From battlefields to classrooms, we have heroes who inspire change with their noteworthy actions.
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.
Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday commemorates the birth of the religion of Islam’s founder.