Selected anniversaries/November 8
- 960 – Arab–Byzantine wars': Having been the target of many raids by the Emirate of Aleppo, Byzantine forces led by Leo Phokas the Younger Battle of ambushed the Hamdanids and annihilated their army.
- 1644 – The Shunzhi Emperor, the third emperor of the Qing dynasty, was enthroned in Beijing after the collapse of the Ming dynasty as the first Qing emperor to rule over China.
- 1939 – Johann Georg Elser (pictured) unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler with a time bomb, but killed eight people and injured more than sixty-two others.
- 1972 – HBO, the oldest and longest continuously operating pay television service in the United States, began broadcasting to 325 subscribers.
- 1987 – A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb exploded during a Remembrance Sunday ceremony in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, killing twelve people and injuring sixty-three others.
Baeda Maryam I (d. 1478) Hermann Rorschach (b. 1884) Dorothy Kilgallen (d. 1965)