June 8th observes World Oceans Day and Best Friends Day.
This day marks the 159th day of 2022, and there’s another 206 days to go.
Is today a special day for you? Ever wondered who was born and died on this day? Well you’re about to find out all that and so much more as here we look at events that happened on June 8 throughout history.
Did you know that on this day in 1940, the discovery of the chemical element Neptunium was announced? It was the first element found to have a higher proton number than Uranium.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 8th in history!
What Events Happened On June 8 In History?
Famous Quotes Said On June 8
Below you’ll find the most popular things people have said on this day throughout history.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart.”
– Helen Keller
Famous People Born On June 8
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Kanye West? See what other famous people were born on this day.
1977 Kanye West
- 45 years old Read More
2000 Hayes Grier
American Internet Personality
- 22 years old
- Born In:
- North Carolina, USA
1933 Joan Rivers
- Died On:
- Sep 4, 2014 (Age 81)
- Born In:
- New York, USA
1978 Maria Menounos
- 44 years old
- Born In:
- Massachusetts, USA
Special Holidays On June 8
Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.
World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day was created in 1992 to shift international focus toward the plight of our oceans. Without our oceans, we couldn’t possibly survive, so make sure you get outside today and raise funds for ocean cleanups, or better, organize a beach cleanup yourself!
National Best Friends Day
Your best friends are the ones that will always have your back, they support you, and they wish the world for you. Show your best friends how much you appreciate them today on National Best Friends Day by doing something nice for them; they deserve it!
June 8 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone
People who were born on June 8 share the Gemini star sign.
Life with a Gemini is rarely dull. Geminis get bored easily, and they don’t like it, so they’ll go out of their way to cure this boredom and find some new and interesting ideas to explore.
People born during June have the Alexandrite birthstone. The alexandrite is unique as it contains both green and red colors. The green provides hope, fertility, and peace, but the red symbolizes power, passion, and sometimes even aggression.
If you were born on June 8, you were likely conceived on the week of September 15 in the previous year.