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8 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
8 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar8 BC
Ab urbe condita746
Ancient Greek era193rd Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar4743
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−600
Berber calendar943
Buddhist calendar537
Burmese calendar−645
Byzantine calendar5501–5502
Chinese calendar壬子年 (Water Rat)
2690 or 2483
    — to —
癸丑年 (Water Ox)
2691 or 2484
Coptic calendar−291 – −290
Discordian calendar1159
Ethiopian calendar−15 – −14
Hebrew calendar3753–3754
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat49–50
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga3093–3094
Holocene calendar9993
Iranian calendar629 BP – 628 BP
Islamic calendar648 BH – 647 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendar8 BC
Korean calendar2326
Minguo calendar1919 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1475
Seleucid era304/305 AG
Thai solar calendar535–536
Tibetan calendar阳水鼠年
(male Water-Rat)
119 or −262 or −1034
    — to —
(female Water-Ox)
120 or −261 or −1033

Year 8 BC was either a common year starting on Friday or Saturday or a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar (the sources differ, see leap year error for further information) and a common year starting on Wednesday of the Proleptic Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Censorinus and Gaius Asinius (or, less frequently, year 746 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 8 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.





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