What Happened On 8th August 1974 In History

August 8th (1974) was a Thursday. It's the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 8th August, 1974

  • » President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announces his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day.

Famous Birthdays on August 8 in 1974

  • » Brian Harvey, English singer-songwriter (East 17)
  • » Andy Priaulx, Guernseyan race car driver

August 8th Famous Deaths for 1974

  • » Baldur von Schirach, German Nazism or nazi leader (b. 1907)

August 8th Holidays in History

  • » Christian Calendar of saints e.g Feast Day:
  • » Cyriacus
  • » Saint Dominic or Dominic de Guzman, founder of the Dominican Order.
  • » Pope Hormisdas e.g Hormisdas
  • » Scribonius Largus called Largus
  • » Mary MacKillop
  • » Smaragdus (and companions)
  • » August 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Earliest day on which Melon Day can fall, while August 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday in August. (Turkmenistan)
  • » List of holidays by country Tanzania known as Farmer’s Day or 'Nane Nane', Swahili for "8-8". (Tanzania)

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