November 28, 2021
December 8 is the 342nd day of the year and the 343rd in leap years. There are 23 days left in the year.
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1941 - World War II - US declares war on Japan as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor the day before.
1965 - The 2nd Vatican Council ends.
1976 - The American group The Eagles releases one of the best-selling albums ever, Hotel California.
1980 - British musician John Lennon (The Beatles) is shot and killed by Mark David Chapman, outside his home in New York.
1987 - The INF agreement is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
1904 - The first gramophone recording is made in Norway, as Adolf Østbye and Carl Mathiesen record "Bal i Hallingdal" in the music room at the Grand Hotel in Kristiania on behalf of a British gramophone company.
1952 - The freighter "Eira" with herring cargo drifts ashore at Skjervøy in Troms after an engine failure. The crew is rescued.
1970 - The government imposes a price freeze with immediate effect.
See more who were born on December 8 in Category: Births on December 8.
65 BC - Horats, poet (d. 8 BC)
1815 - Adolph von Menzel, German artist (d. 1905)
1817 - Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish Prime Minister (d. 1896)
1831 - John Brett, British painter (d. 1902)
1832 - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author and winner of the Nobel Prize (d. 1910)
1865 - Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer (d. 1957)
1918 - Hans Børli, Norwegian poet and author (d. 1989)
1918 - Carsten Byhring, Norwegian actor (d. 1990)
1920 - Ivar Martinsen, Norwegian figure skater (d. 2018)
1922 - Lucian Freud, German painter (d. 2011)
1922 - Marius Eriksen, Norwegian alpinist and fighter pilot (d. 2009)
1924 - Lucio Colletti, Australian politician and philosopher (d. 2001)
1924 - Hans Haga, Norwegian peasant team leader (d. 2008)
1925 - Sammy Davis Jr., American actor and singer (d. 1990)
1926 - Joachim Fest, German historian (d. 2006)
1930 - Maximilian Schell, Austrian-Swiss actor and director (d. 2014)
1932 - Eusébio Oscar Scheid, Brazilian cardinal (d. 2021)
1937 - Arne Næss jr., Norwegian mountain climber and businessman (d. 2004)
1938 - John Kufuor, President of Ghana
1943 - Jim Morrison, American singer (The Doors) (d. 1971)
1950 - Ulf Ekman, Swedish pastor
1951 - Knut Hjeltnes, Norwegian discus thrower and shot putter
1951 - Jan Eggum, Norwegian singer and guitarist
1951 - Mick Lyons, English footballer
1953 - Kim Basinger, American actor
1953 - Sam Kinison, American stand-up comedian (d. 1992)
1956 - Andrius Kubilius, Lithuanian Prime Minister
1957 - Randi Hobøl, Norwegian visual artist and illustrator
1958 - Robert Mood, Norwegian officer
1958 - Bird Thongchai McIntyre, Thai musician
1960 - Inger Helene Nybråten, Norwegian cross-country skier
1961 - Ann Coulter, American author
1962 - Steve Elkington, Australian golfer
1962 - Marty Friedman, American musician
1963 - Éric Poulat, French football referee
1963 - Brian McClair, Scottish footballer and coach
1964 - Teri Hatcher, American actor
1966 - Sinéad O'Connor, Irish singer and songwriter
1976 - Dominic Monaghan, British actor
1979 - Christian Wilhelmsson, Swedish football player
1982 - Hamit Altıntop, German-Turkish footballer (twin brother of Halil)
1982 - Halil Altıntop, German-Turkish footballer (twin brother of Hamit)
1994 - Raheem Sterling, English footballer
1995 - Jordon Ibe, English footballer
1996 - Scott McTominay, English footballer
See more who died December 8 in Category: Deaths December 8.
1894 - Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (b. 1821)
1899 - Johan Christian Tandberg Castberg, Norwegian politician (b. 1827)
1900 - Max Abraham, German publisher (b. 1831)
1903 - Edvard Skari, Norwegian painter (b. 1837)
1903 - Herbert Spencer, British philosopher (b. 1820)
1904 - Bolette Christine Pavels Larsen, n