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August 8, 2023

August 8, 2023, was a Tuesday. It was 9 months and 12 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on August 8, 2023?

  • Oliver Anthony releases the song "Rich Men North of Richmond".
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 8, 2023:

  • United States: "Try That in a Small Town" by Jason Aldean
  • United Kingdom: "Sprinter" by Dave and Central Cee

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Barbie" was at the top of the box office on August 8, 2023.

Facts

This date was 286 days ago. Approximately 10 months have passed. It was the 220th day of 2023, in week 32. The decade was the 2020s. A baby that was born on this day is now 9 months old. The Earth has experienced 3 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to August 8, 2023

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, August 8, 2023. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. The summer of 2023 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September.

In America, the song "Try That in a Small Town" by Jason Aldean is at the top of the singles charts, while "Sprinter" by Dave and Central Cee is the number-one song in the UK. Joe Biden is the President of the United States, and the movie Barbie is at the top of the box office. Rishi Sunak is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Bray Wyatt, Bob Barker, Jimmy Buffett, and Steve Harwell would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "You", "Bridgerton", "Severance", and "The Last of Us". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II", "Dead Space (Remake)", "Resident Evil 4 (Remake)", and "Diablo IV".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Blaze and the Monster Machines", "Bunk'd", "The Ghost and Molly McGee", and "Pretty Freekin Scary". Popular toys at the moment include the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 8, 2023.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to August 8, 2023.

  • July 10, 2023:
    • The young person at the center of the BBC presenter controversy states that the "allegations in The Sun newspaper are rubbish".
    • Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan agrees to support Sweden's NATO bid.
    • Russian ex-submarine commander Stanislav Rzhitsky is shot dead while jogging in a park in Krasnodar, Russia.
  • July 11, 2023:
    • Charles Manson cult follower Leslie Van Houten is released on parole after spending 53 years in prison.
    • Bank of America is fined $150 million for consumer abuses.
  • July 12, 2023: Huw Edwards is named as the BBC presenter at the center of the explicit images scandal.
  • July 13, 2023:
    • Rex Heuermann is arrested in connection with the Long Island serial killer case.
    • Carlee Russell goes missing in Alabama after reporting that she had seen a child wandering along I-495.
    • Billie Eilish releases the song "What Was I Made For?".
  • July 14, 2023:
    • The film "Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One" is released in movie theaters.
    • It is announced that Rex Heuermann has been arrested and charged with three murders in the Long Island serial killer case.
    • The music video for Jason Aldean's song "Try That in a Small Town" causes controversy due to allegations that it endorses racism.
  • July 15, 2023:
    • Elon Musk says that Twitter's ad revenue is down 50% and cash flow is negative.
    • Missing woman Carlee Russell returns to her home in Alabama.
    • MLS team Inter Miami announce the signing of Lionel Messi.
    • Soccer: West Ham midfielder Declan Rice signs for Arsenal.
  • July 17, 2023:
    • Ukraine launches a drone attack against a bridge linking Crimea to the Russian mainland.
    • Pop singer Ariana Grande separates from her husband after two years of marriage.
  • July 18, 2023: An American soldier named Travis King crosses into North Korea.
  • July 19, 2023:
    • The police in Alabama say that they are unable to verify Carlee Russell's abduction story.
    • The documentary "The Deepest Breath" is released on Netflix.
  • July 20, 2023:
    • The United States confirms that its cluster bombs are being used in Ukraine.
    • The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup kicks off in Australia and New Zealand.
  • July 21, 2023:
    • The film "Barbie", starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, is released in movie theaters.
    • The movie "Oppenheimer" is released.
    • Singer Tony Bennett dies at the age of 96.
    • It is reported that Ariana Grande is dating her married "Wicked" co-star, Ethan Slater.
  • July 23, 2023: Elon Musk says that he will be rebranding Twitter as "X".
  • July 24, 2023:
    • Elon Musk replaces Twitter's blue bird logo with an "X".
    • Carlee Russell admits to lying about her abduction story.
  • July 26, 2023:
    • It is announced that Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor has died at the age of 56.
    • Senior Republican Mitch McConnell freezes mid-sentence while speaking at a conference.
    • Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner dies at the age of 77.
    • Whistleblower David Grusch claims that the United States is concealing a "multi-decade" program that captures UFOs.
    • Actor Kevin Spacey is found not guilty of sexual offences against four men.
    • A coup d'état occurs in Niger.
  • July 27, 2023:
    • Ukraine recaptures the village of Staromaiorske.
    • The European Central Bank increases interest rates for the ninth time in a year.
    • The US Federal Reserve raises interest rates for the 11th time since March 2022.
    • Soccer: David Silva announces his retirement.
    • Soccer: Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson signs for Saudi Pro League club Al-Ettifaq.
    • The Australian supernatural film "Talk to Me" is released.
  • July 28, 2023:
    • Carlee Russell is charged in connection with her kidnapping hoax.
    • The 2023 Emmy Awards are postponed due to the Hollywood actors and writers strike.
    • Calvin Harris and Sam Smith release the song "Desire".
    • Travis Scott releases his album "Utopia".
    • Tyla releases the song "Water".
  • July 29, 2023: A federal judge dismisses Donald Trump's $475 million defamation lawsuit against CNN.
  • July 31, 2023:
    • It is announced that actor Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) has died from cancer at the age of 70.
    • Euphoria actor Angus Cloud is found dead at the age of 25.
  • August 1, 2023:
    • Donald Trump is indicted over his attempts to overturn the 2020 US presidential election.
    • Singer Lizzo is accused of sexual harassment and weight-shaming by her former backup dancers.
  • August 2, 2023: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife announce that they are separating after 18 years of marriage.
  • August 3, 2023:
    • Donald Trump pleads not guilty to election conspiracy charges.
    • Lizzo rejects allegations that she discriminated against former employees on the basis of their weight.
  • August 4, 2023:
    • West African military chiefs say they have plans for a possible intervention in Niger.
    • It is reported that the world's oceans have set a new surface temperature record.
    • A Romanian court lifts Andrew Tate's house arrest.
    • Long Island serial killer victim "Fire Island Jane Doe" is identified as Karen Vergata after 27 years.
    • Doja Cat releases the song "Paint the Town Red".
  • August 5, 2023:
    • A large riverboat brawl in Montgomery, Alabama, goes viral on the Internet.
    • Boxing: Jake Paul defeats Nate Diaz.
  • August 6, 2023: 30 people are killed after a passenger train called the Hazara Express derails in Pakistan.
  • This date: August 8, 2023
  • August 9, 2023:
    • Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio is assassinated at a political rally.
    • At least 36 people are killed after wildfires sweep through Lahaina in Hawaii.
    • A man suspected of threatening US President Joe Biden is shot dead by the FBI in Utah.
  • August 11, 2023:
    • The death toll from the wildfires in Lahaina, Hawaii, reaches 80.
    • The song "Prada" is released by Cassö, Raye and D-Block Europe.
  • August 12, 2023:
    • Soccer: Harry Kane joins Bayern Munich.
    • Boxing: Anthony Joshua knocks out Robert Helenius.
  • August 14, 2023:
    • Georgia charges Donald Trump with trying to overturn the 2020 US presidential election.
    • Soccer: Brighton midfielder Moisés Caicedo joins Chelsea.
  • August 15, 2023:
    • Soccer: Neymar joins Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal.
    • Former NFL player Michael Oher (The Blind Side) files a lawsuit against Leigh Ann and Sean Tuohy.
  • August 16, 2023: Britney Spears and her husband, Sam Asghari, separate after 14 months of marriage.
  • August 17, 2023: Mortgage rates in the United States reach their highest level in 21 years.
  • August 18, 2023: Former nurse Lucy Letby is found guilty of murdering seven babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital in England.
  • August 20, 2023:
    • Russia's Luna-25 space craft crashes into the moon.
    • Storm Hilary hits California and Mexico.
    • Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales is widely criticized for kissing Jennifer Hermoso on the World Cup trophy podium.
    • Spain win the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup after defeating England 1-0 in the final.
  • August 21, 2023:
    • Soccer: Manchester United confirm that Mason Greenwood is leaving the club due to the previous rape allegations that he was facing.
    • Hawaii wildfires: It is confirmed that 114 people are dead and 850 people are still missing.
  • August 23, 2023:
    • India's Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft lands on the south pole of the Moon.
    • Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin is killed in a plane crash.
    • Donald Trump skips the Republican nomination debate.
    • Rudy Giuliani surrenders to authorities in Georgia over his 2020 election indictment charges.
    • Wrestling legend Terry Funk passes away at the age of 79.
  • August 24, 2023:
    • Japan begins to release wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.
    • WWE wrestler Bray Wyatt dies of a heart attack at the age of 36.
    • Donald Trump surrenders to authorities in Georgia over his 2020 election indictment charges.
    • American actress Arleen Sorkin passes away at the age of 67.
    • The release of "Dune: Part Two" is delayed due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.
  • August 25, 2023: Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales refuses to resign for kissing Jennifer Hermoso.
  • August 26, 2023:
    • "The Price Is Right" host Bob Barker dies at the age of 99.
    • Boxing: Oleksandr Usyk defeats Daniel Dubois with a 9th round technical knockout.
  • August 27, 2023: Samuel Wurzelbacher (Joe the Plumber) dies from pancreatic cancer at the age of 49.
  • August 30, 2023:
    • Hurricane Idalia hits Florida.
    • Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba is deposed by a military coup.
    • Utah family YouTuber Ruby Franke is arrested on child abuse charges.
  • August 31, 2023:
    • Donald Trump pleads not guilty to charges that he led a criminal conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election.
    • At least 74 people are killed after a fire engulfs an abandoned building in Johannesburg, South Africa.
    • Convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante escapes from Chester County Prison in Pennsylvania.
  • September 1, 2023:
    • Soccer: Mason Greenwood moves to Getafe on loan.
    • It is announced that Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al Fayed has died at the age of 94.
    • Musician Jimmy Buffett passes away at the age of 76.
  • September 2, 2023:
    • Burning Man attendees are left stranded due to heavy rains.
    • Wrestling: AEW releases CM Punk from his contract following a backstage altercation.
  • September 3, 2023:
    • Soccer: A man is arrested for allegedly assaulting Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane.
    • Max Verstappen claims a record 10th consecutive Formula 1 victory at the Italian Grand Prix.
  • September 4, 2023:
    • Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell dies from liver failure at the age of 56.
    • Soccer: Antony is removed from Brazil's squad following allegations of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend.
  • September 5, 2023:
    • Joe Jonas files for divorce from Sophie Turner.
    • Attorneys representing Alex Murdaugh accuse the Clerk of Court of jury tampering.
    • "Tube Girl" begins to go viral on TikTok.
  • September 6, 2023:
    • Mexico's Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion.
    • Terror suspect Daniel Khalife escapes from HMP Wandsworth in London, England.
    • The video game "Starfield" is released.
  • September 7, 2023:
    • That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson (Hyde) is sentenced to 30 years in prison for rape.
    • Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary is hit in the face with a cream pie in Brussels.
    • The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon is accused of creating a toxic workplace environment and abusing his staff.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 8, 2023, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2023 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 8, 2023 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.
Television shows

TV shows in 2023

The following TV shows were popular in August 2023:

The Family Stallone
The Family Stallone
The Night Agent
The Night Agent
The Last of Us
The Last of Us
House of the Dragon
House of the Dragon
The Bear
The Bear
The Kardashians
The Kardashians
Severance
Severance
The Wheel of Time
The Wheel of Time
Only Murders in the Building
Only Murders in the Building
The White Lotus
The White Lotus
Cobra Kai
Cobra Kai
Bridgerton
Bridgerton
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on August 8, 2023

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2023:

Pretty Freekin Scary
Pretty Freekin Scary
Transformers: EarthSpark
Transformers: EarthSpark
Monster High
Monster High

The Tiny Chef Show
The Tiny Chef Show
Chibiverse
Chibiverse
Face's Music Party
Face's Music Party
The Villains of Valley View
The Villains of Valley View
The Ghost and Molly McGee
The Ghost and Molly McGee
Baby Shark's Big Show!
Baby Shark's Big Show!
Danger Force
Danger Force
Tyler Perry's Young Dylan
Tyler Perry's Young Dylan
Toys

Popular toys and games in 2023

Toys and games that were popular in 2023:

The PlayStation 5
The PlayStation 5
The Xbox Series X
The Xbox Series X
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in August 2023.

Baldur's Gate 3 2023
Baldur's Gate 3
Final Fantasy XVI 2023
Final Fantasy XVI
Diablo IV 2023
Diablo IV
Street Fighter 6 2023
Street Fighter 6
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 2023
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor 2023
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Resident Evil 4 (Remake) 2023
Resident Evil 4 (Remake)
Sons of the Forest 2023
Sons of the Forest
Dead Space (Remake) 2023
Dead Space (Remake)
Marvel's Midnight Suns 2022
Marvel's Midnight Suns
God of War Ragnarök 2022
God of War Ragnarök
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II 2022
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 8.

Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman

Actor
Born on August 8, 1937
He turned 86 on this day in 2023.

Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal

Soccer manager
Born on August 8, 1951
He turned 72 on this day in 2023.

The Edge

The Edge

U2
Born on August 8, 1961
He turned 62 on this day in 2023.

Chris Eubank

Chris Eubank

Boxer
Born on August 8, 1966
He turned 57 on this day in 2023.

Drew Lachey

Drew Lachey

98 Degrees
Born on August 8, 1976
He turned 47 on this day in 2023.

JC Chasez

JC Chasez

NSYNC
Born on August 8, 1976
He turned 47 on this day in 2023.

Meagan Good

Meagan Good

Actress
Born on August 8, 1981
She turned 42 on this day in 2023.

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Tennis player
Born on August 8, 1981
He turned 42 on this day in 2023.

Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes

Singer
Born on August 8, 1998
He turned 25 on this day in 2023.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on August 8:

USA

US President

Joe Biden was the President of the United States on August 8, 2023.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 8, 2023 was most likely conceived around November 15, 2022.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 8, 2023 is close to April 30, 2024.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about August 8, 2023:

  • 286 days have passed since this date.
  • 40 weeks have passed.
  • 24,710,400 seconds have passed since August 8, 2023.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 28,828,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 12,750,566,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 4,118,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 2,125,094 steps. That's roughly 944 miles.
  • 296,525 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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