What happened this day in history October 8, 1973

What are the important events that happened on October 8, 1973? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 8, 1973: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 8, 1973 is the 281st day of the year 1973 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 84 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 25, 1973 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 33,024 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaoctacontahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $7,704.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Ox is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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October 8, 1973 Historical Events

  • 1973
    Greek military junta of 1967–1974: Junta strongman George Papadopoulos appoints Spyros Markezinis as Prime Minister of Greece with the task to lead Greece to parliamentary rule.
  • 1973
    Yom Kippur War: Gabi Amir’s armored brigade attacks Egyptian occupied positions on the Israeli side of the Suez Canal, in hope of driving them away. The attack fails, and over 150 Israeli tanks are destroyed.

Who died on October 8, 1973?

  • 1973
    Gabriel Marcel, French philosopher (b. 1889)

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