September

September 8: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 8

September 8th is known as Star Trek Day and Iguana Awareness Day.

Welcome to day 251 of 365! We’re only 114 days away from celebrating the new year… but it’s probably too early to be thinking about that yet.

If you were born on September 8, your star sign is Virgo.

Today has been a rather unique day throughout history; here we’re going to look at some interesting facts and historical events all related to September 8.

Did you know that on this day in 2001, Kylie Minogue’s signature song “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” was released? It reached number 1 in the charts of every European country except Finland.

Keep reading for more facts about September 8th in history!

What Happened On September 8 In History?

2016

Space probe Osiris-Rex by NASA was launched to collect rock samples from the Bennu asteroid.

Source NASA
2001

Kylie Minogue’s signature song “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” was released.

1988

Yellowstone National Park closed for the first time in US history due to ongoing fires.

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show aired for the first time.

The show, along with her charisma, helped lead Winfrey to become one of the most influential people in the world.
1966

Queen Elizabeth II of England officially opened the Severn Bridge in South West England.

The River Severn is 220 miles long, and is the longest river in Great Britain.
1966

“Star Trek: The Original Series” aired for the first time on NBC-TV.

OTD in 1966: "Star Trek: The Original Series" aired for the first time on NBC-TV.
The original show was created by Gene Roddenberry and ran for three seasons, with a total of 79 episodes.
1963

A 34-year-old grandmother gave birth to four male quintuplets in Venezuela.

Source NY Times
1952

“The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway was published in book form after first being published in Life Magazine on September 1.

1933

Ghazi bin Faisal became King of Iraq.

1921

Margaret Gorman from Washington D.C. became the very first Miss America.

OTD in 1921: Margaret Gorman from Washington D.C. became the very first Miss America.

Did you know that on this day, September 8th 2001, Kylie Minogue's signature song "Can't Get You Out of My Head" was released?