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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century BC1st century2nd century
Decades: 20s BC  10s BC  0s BC  – 0s –  10s  20s  30s
Years: AD AD ADADAD 10 AD 11 AD
AD 8 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar AD 8
Ab urbe condita 761
Assyrian calendar 4758
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −585
Berber calendar 958
Buddhist calendar 552
Burmese calendar −630
Byzantine calendar 5516–5517
Chinese calendar 丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
2704 or 2644
    — to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
2705 or 2645
Coptic calendar −276 – −275
Discordian calendar 1174
Ethiopian calendar 0–1
Hebrew calendar 3768–3769
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 64–65
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3108–3109
Holocene calendar 10008
Iranian calendar 614 BP – 613 BP
Islamic calendar 633 BH – 632 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar AD 8
Korean calendar 2341
Minguo calendar 1904 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1460
Seleucid era 319/320 AG
Thai solar calendar 550–551
Tibetan calendar 阴火兔年
(female Fire-Rabbit)
134 or −247 or −1019
    — to —
(male Earth-Dragon)
135 or −246 or −1018

8 (VIII) is a leap year of the Julian calendar which started on a Sunday. According to the Gregorian calendar, it started on a Tuesday. It was the 8th year of the 1st century.


Roman Empire

  • August 3Roman general Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.
  • Vipsania Julia is exiled. Lucius Aemilius Paullus and his family are disgraced. Augustus breaks off engagement of Claudius to Paullus' daughter Aemilia Lepida.
  • Effort is made to betrothe Claudius to Livia Medullina
  • Marcus Furius Camillus, Sextus Nonius Quinctilianus, suff. Lucius Apronius become Roman Consuls.
  • Roman poet Ovid is banished from Rome and exiled to the Black Sea near Tomis (present-day Constanţa).
  • Ovid begins the Fasti (Festivals), 6 books that detail the first 6 months of the year.


  • Tincomarus, deposed king of the Atrebates, flees Britain for Rome; Eppillus becomes king.


  • Vonones I becomes king of Parthia.


  • Start of Chushi era of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
  • Wang Mang seizes power in China and establishes the short-lived Xin Dynasty.
  • China invents paper, which is first used by the military.



  • Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, Roman general (b. 64 BC).

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