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October 8th, 2020.

October 8th, 2020, was a Thursday. It was day 282 of 2020. The decade was the 2020s.

7 months and 1 day have passed since October 8th, 2020.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on October 8th, 2020.

  • Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were named as the Time Person of the Year in 2020 after they defeated incumbent US President Donald Trump.

  • 2020 in music.

    The music charts in 2020 were dominated by the likes of The Weeknd, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Dua Lipa, DaBaby, Harry Styles, Future and Maroon 5.

  • 2020 in movies.

    The movie industry was hit hard by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Because movie theaters were temporarily closed in a lot of countries, many films had their release dates postponed. Movies that were released despite the pandemic included the likes of Bad Boys for Life, Tenet, Sonic the Hedgehog and Dolittle.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 7 months and 1 day have passed since October 8th, 2020.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 2020.
  • Leap Year: 2020 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1602111600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 8th, 2020.

  • September 10th, 2020: UFC star Conor McGregor is arrested in Corsica on suspicion of attempted sexual assault.
  • September 18th, 2020: Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg passes away at the age of 87.
  • September 19th, 2020: Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner passes away at the age of 91.
  • September 22nd, 2020: Ellen DeGeneres apologizes for creating a "hostile working environment" for staff members on her show.
  • September 29th, 2020: The global death toll from Covid-19 exceeds 1 million.
  • September 30th, 2020: Watts family murders: The true crime documentary "American Murder: The Family Next Door" is released on Netflix.
  • October 1st, 2020: President Trump tests positive for the coronavirus.
  • This date: October 8th, 2020
  • October 11th, 2020: NBA: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 2020 NBA Finals after defeating the Miami Heat 4-2.
  • October 20th, 2020: Carole Baskin of "Tiger King" fame comes out as bisexual.
  • October 31st, 2020: Actor Sean Connery passes away at the age of 90.
  • November 3rd, 2020: The 2020 United States presidential election takes place.
  • November 4th, 2020: US election: Wisconsin and Michigan flip in Joe Biden's favor as early "mail in" votes from predominantly blue areas are counted.
  • November 4th, 2020: The USA records 100,000 cases of coronavirus in one day.
  • November 7th, 2020: Joe Biden is projected to become the 46th President of the United States.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 8th, 2020, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2020 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 8th, 2020 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Popular toys and games in 2020.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2020.

  • The Xbox One
  • The PlayStation 4

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Pokémon Sword and Shield - RPG games.
  • Death Stranding - Action game developed by Kojima Productions.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - FPS game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 8th of October.

US President.

Donald Trump was the President of the United States on October 8th, 2020.

UK Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 8th, 2020.

Irish Taoiseach.

Micheál Martin was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 8th, 2020 was most likely conceived around the 30th of December, 2019.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 8th, 2020 is close to the 18th of July, 2021.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 8th, 2020.

  • A total of 213 days have passed since this date.
  • 30 weeks have passed.
  • 18,403,200 seconds have passed since the October 8th, 2020.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 21,470,400 times.
  • Since October 8th, 2020, the earth has travelled approximately 9,496,051,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 3,067,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 1,582,675 steps. That's about 703 miles!
  • Since this date, 220,838 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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