- 1964: The first Rolling Stones concert in the Netherlands is ended after only 15 minutes because fans are breaking down the place.
- 1974: president Richard Nixon resigns.
- The Taiwanese Father's Day. In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8 (or Aug 8).
- 1866: Matthew Henson (explorer: North Pole)
- 1907: Benny Carter (musician, arranger)
- 1918: Dino De Laurentiis (producer)
- 1937: Dustin Hoffman (actor)
- 1961: The Edge (David Evans) (guitarist: U2)