This Day in History on 8 August

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 8 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Happiness Happens Day


International Cat Day

Important Events

2010 – China Floods: A mudslide in Zhugqu County, Gansu, China, kills more than 1,400 people.
2013 – A suicide bombing at a funeral in the Pakistani city of Quetta kills at least 31 people.
2015 – Eight people are killed in a shooting in Harris County, Texas.
2016 – Terrorists attack a government hospital in Quetta, Pakistan with a suicide blast and shooting, killing between 70 and 94 people, and injuring around 130 others.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1876 – Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly, Indian-Syrian priest, founded the Sisters of the Destitute (d. 1929)

1934 – Sarat Pujari, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1940 – Dilip Sardesai, Indian cricketer (d. 2007)

1952 – Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer

1968 – Abey Kuruvilla, Indian cricketer and coach

1988 – Rinku Singh, Indian baseball player

1989 – Prajakta Mali, Indian actress

Death/ Death Anniversary

Futher Reading

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