8 November is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years). There are 53 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1847: Bram Stoker, the Muggle author of Dracula, is born.
- 1991: Severus Snape takes away Harry Potter's copy of Quidditch Through the Ages because the Library's books should not leave the Library. Harry discovers that Snape has been bitten on the leg by Fluffy the three-headed dog.
- 1992: Colin Creevey is petrified by Slytherin's Basilisk.