March 8 is the 67th day of the year. There are 298 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).
+1817 – The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
+1936 – Daytona Beach and Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.
+1912 – Preston Smith, American businessman and politician, 40th Governor of Texas (d. 2003)
+1921 – Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (d. 1990)
+1976 – Freddie Prinze, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter