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October 8th, 2007 (October 08 2007)DeathJohn Henry, American race horse (born in 1975)
October 8th, 2006 (October 08 2006)DeathMark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (born in 1975)
October 8th, 2005 (October 08 2005)EventThe Kashmir earthquake hits parts of northern South Asia at 03:50 UTC.
October 8th, 2005 (October 08 2005)DeathAlekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (born in 1928)
October 8th, 2004 (October 08 2004)DeathJacques Derrida, French philosopher (born in 1930)Jacques Derrida Quotes
October 8th, 2004 (October 08 2004)DeathJames Chace, American historian (born in 1931)
October 8th, 2002 (October 08 2002)DeathJacques Richard, French Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1952)
October 8th, 2001 (October 08 2001)EventA twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.
October 8th, 2001 (October 08 2001)EventU.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.George W. Bush Quotes
October 8th, 1999 (October 08 1999)EventNew Coligny Calendar, NCC, The beginning of a new era of the Coligny calendar, the oldest material Celtic calendar.
October 8th, 1999 (October 08 1999)DeathJohn McLendon, American basketball coach (born in 1915)
October 8th, 1998 (October 08 1998)EventOslo Gardermoen airport opening after the close down of Fornebu.
October 8th, 1997 (October 08 1997)DeathBertrand Goldberg, American architect (born in 1913)
October 8th, 1995 (October 08 1995)DeathChristopher Keene, American conductor (born in 1946)
October 8th, 1993 (October 08 1993)BirthAngus T. Jones, American actor (Two and a Half Men)
October 8th, 1992 (October 08 1992)DeathWilly Brandt, Chancellor of Germany, Nobel laureate (born in 1913)Willy Brandt Quotes
October 8th, 1991 (October 08 1991)EventThe Croatian Parliament cuts all remaining ties with Yugoslavia
October 8th, 1990 (October 08 1990)EventIsraeli-Palestinian Conflict: In Jerusalem, Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock mosque on the Temple Mount The Rock Quotes
October 8th, 1990 (October 08 1990)DeathB.J. Wilson, English musician (Procol Harum) (born in 1947)
October 8th, 1987 (October 08 1987)BirthAya Hirano, Japanese Seiyuu
October 8th, 1985 (October 08 1985)BirthEiji Wentz, German-Japanese entertainer
October 8th, 1985 (October 08 1985)DeathMalcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (born in 1919)
October 8th, 1983 (October 08 1983)BirthMichael Fraser, Scottish football goalkeeper
October 8th, 1983 (October 08 1983)BirthTravis Pastrana, American motorsports competitor
October 8th, 1983 (October 08 1983)DeathJoan Hackett, American actress (born in 1934)
October 8th, 1982 (October 08 1982)EventPoland bans Solidarity.
October 8th, 1982 (October 08 1982)DeathFernando Lamas, Argentine actor (born in 1915)
October 8th, 1982 (October 08 1982)DeathPhilip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker, Canadian-born peace activist, Nobel laureate (born in 1889)
October 8th, 1981 (October 08 1981)BirthRaffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player
October 8th, 1981 (October 08 1981)BirthRuby (Egyptian Singer), Egyptian singer
October 8th, 1980 (October 08 1980)BirthMike Mizanin, American wrestler
October 8th, 1980 (October 08 1980)BirthNick Cannon, American actor
October 8th, 1979 (October 08 1979)BirthKristanna Loken, American actress
October 8th, 1979 (October 08 1979)BirthPaul Burchill, English professional wrestler
October 8th, 1979 (October 08 1979)BirthGregori Chad Petree, American musician (Shiny Toy Guns)
October 8th, 1978 (October 08 1978)EventAustralia s Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.
October 8th, 1978 (October 08 1978)BirthMick O Driscoll, Irish rugby player
October 8th, 1978 (October 08 1978)BirthAntonino D Agostino, Italian football player
October 8th, 1977 (October 08 1977)BirthAnne-Caroline Chausson, French mountain-bike rider
October 8th, 1977 (October 08 1977)BirthErna Siikavirta, Finnish musician (Deathlike Silence)
October 8th, 1977 (October 08 1977)DeathGiorgos Papasideris, Greek country singer , composer , lyricist (born in 1902 )
October 8th, 1976 (October 08 1976)BirthGalo Blanco, Spanish tennis player
October 8th, 1976 (October 08 1976)BirthRenate Groenewold, Dutch speed skater
October 8th, 1974 (October 08 1974)EventFranklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it was the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
October 8th, 1974 (October 08 1974)BirthFredrik Modin, Swedish hockey player
October 8th, 1974 (October 08 1974)BirthDJ Q-Ball, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
October 8th, 1974 (October 08 1974)BirthKoji Murofushi, Japanese hammer thrower
October 8th, 1973 (October 08 1973)EventYom Kippur War: Gabi Amir s armored brigade attacks Egyptian occupied positions on the Israeli side of the Suez Canal, in hope of driving them away. The attack fails, and over 150 Israeli tanks are destroyed.
October 8th, 1973 (October 08 1973)DeathGabriel Marcel, French philosopher (born in 1889) Philo Quotes
October 8th, 1972 (October 08 1972)BirthStanislav Varga, Slovakian footballer
October 8th, 1970 (October 08 1970)EventVietnam War: In Paris, a Communist delegation rejects US President Richard Nixon s October 7 peace proposal as "a maneuver to deceive world opinion."
October 8th, 1970 (October 08 1970)BirthMatt Damon, American actor
October 8th, 1970 (October 08 1970)BirthGauri Khan, wife of Indian actor Shahrukh KhanShahrukh Khan Quotes
October 8th, 1970 (October 08 1970)BirthTetsuya Nomura, Japanese video-game designer
October 8th, 1970 (October 08 1970)BirthSoon-Yi Previn, Korean American actress
October 8th, 1970 (October 08 1970)DeathMitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor (born in 1934)
October 8th, 1970 (October 08 1970)DeathJean Giono, French author (born in 1895)
October 8th, 1969 (October 08 1969)EventThe opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.
October 8th, 1969 (October 08 1969)BirthJulia Ann, American pornographic actress
October 8th, 1969 (October 08 1969)BirthJeremy Davies, American actor
October 8th, 1969 (October 08 1969)BirthDylan Neal, Canadian actor
October 8th, 1968 (October 08 1968)EventVietnam War: Operation SealordsUnited States and South Vietnamese forces launch a new operation in the Mekong Delta.
October 8th, 1968 (October 08 1968)BirthAli Benarbia, former Algerian footballer
October 8th, 1968 (October 08 1968)BirthZvonimir Boban, Croatian football player
October 8th, 1968 (October 08 1968)BirthEmily Procter, American actress
October 8th, 1968 (October 08 1968)BirthKaryn Parsons, American actress
October 8th, 1968 (October 08 1968)BirthLeeroy Thornhill, British musician (The Prodigy)
October 8th, 1967 (October 08 1967)EventGuerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
October 8th, 1967 (October 08 1967)BirthYvonne Reyes, Venezuelan actress
October 8th, 1967 (October 08 1967)DeathClement Attlee, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (born in 1883)
October 8th, 1966 (October 08 1966)BirthArt Barr, American wrestler (died in 1994)
October 8th, 1965 (October 08 1965)BirthArdal O Hanlon, Irish comedian and actor
October 8th, 1965 (October 08 1965)BirthC-Jay Ramone, American musician (The Ramones)
October 8th, 1964 (October 08 1964)BirthCeCe Winans, American singer
October 8th, 1962 (October 08 1962)EventSpiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes the article "Bedingt abwehrbereit" ("Conditionally prepared for defense") about a NATO manoeuver called "Fallex 62", which uncovered the sorry state of the Bundeswehr (Germany s army) facing the communist threat from the east at the time. The magazine was soon accused of treason.
October 8th, 1962 (October 08 1962)BirthBruno Thiry, Belgian rally driver
October 8th, 1962 (October 08 1962)DeathSolomon Linda, South African singer and composer Solomon Quotes
October 8th, 1960 (October 08 1960)BirthLorenzo Mila, Spanish newscaster
October 8th, 1960 (October 08 1960)BirthFrancois Perusse, Quebec humorist
October 8th, 1960 (October 08 1960)BirthReed Hastings, American businessman and entrepreneur
October 8th, 1959 (October 08 1959)BirthNick Bakay, American actor
October 8th, 1959 (October 08 1959)BirthMike Morgan, American baseball player
October 8th, 1958 (October 08 1958)BirthSteve Coll, American journalist
October 8th, 1958 (October 08 1958)DeathRan Bosilek, Bulgarian author (born in 1886)
October 8th, 1957 (October 08 1957)BirthAntonio Cabrini, Italian footballer
October 8th, 1957 (October 08 1957)BirthJoe Castiglione, American college athletic director
October 8th, 1956 (October 08 1956)BirthStephanie Zimbalist, American actress
October 8th, 1956 (October 08 1956)BirthJeff Lahti, American baseball player
October 8th, 1955 (October 08 1955)BirthBill Elliott, American racecar driver
October 8th, 1955 (October 08 1955)BirthLonnie Pitchford, American blues musician
October 8th, 1954 (October 08 1954)BirthMichael Dudikoff, American actor
October 8th, 1954 (October 08 1954)BirthHuub Rothengatter, Dutch racecar driver
October 8th, 1953 (October 08 1953)DeathNigel Bruce, British actor (born in 1895)
October 8th, 1953 (October 08 1953)DeathKathleen Ferrier, British contralto (born in 1912)
October 8th, 1952 (October 08 1952)EventHarrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.
October 8th, 1952 (October 08 1952)BirthJan Marijnissen, Dutch politician
October 8th, 1952 (October 08 1952)BirthEdward Zwick, American film director
October 8th, 1952 (October 08 1952)DeathJoe Adams, American baseball player (born in 1877)
October 8th, 1951 (October 08 1951)BirthJack O Connell, American politician
October 8th, 1950 (October 08 1950)BirthRobert Kool Bell, American musician (Kool & the Gang)
October 8th, 1949 (October 08 1949)BirthSigourney Weaver, American actress
October 8th, 1948 (October 08 1948)BirthBenjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor
October 8th, 1948 (October 08 1948)BirthSarah Purcell, American television host
October 8th, 1948 (October 08 1948)BirthJohnny Ramone, American musician (The Ramones) (died in 2004)
October 8th, 1948 (October 08 1948)BirthPedro Lopez, Colombian serial killer
October 8th, 1948 (October 08 1948)BirthClaude Jade, French actress (died in 2006)
October 8th, 1947 (October 08 1947)BirthEmiel Puttemans, Belgian athlete
October 8th, 1946 (October 08 1946)BirthJean-Jacques Beineix, French film director
October 8th, 1946 (October 08 1946)BirthDennis Kucinich, American politician
October 8th, 1945 (October 08 1945)DeathFelix Salten, Austrian author (born in 1869)
October 8th, 1944 (October 08 1944)EventThe Battle of Crucifix Hill, a World War II battle, occurs on Crucifix Hill just outside of Aachen. Capt. Bobbie Brown receives a Medal of Honor for his heroics in this battle.
October 8th, 1944 (October 08 1944)BirthSusan Raye, American singer
October 8th, 1944 (October 08 1944)DeathWendell Willkie, American politician (born in 1892)
October 8th, 1943 (October 08 1943)BirthChevy Chase, American comedian and actor
October 8th, 1943 (October 08 1943)BirthR. L. Stine, American author
October 8th, 1942 (October 08 1942)DeathSergei Chaplygin, Soviet engineer
October 8th, 1941 (October 08 1941)EventWorld War II: In their invasion of the Soviet Union, Germany reaches the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.
October 8th, 1941 (October 08 1941)BirthJesse Jackson, American clergyman and civil rights activistJesse Jackson Quotes
October 8th, 1940 (October 08 1940)BirthFred Cash, American singer (The Impressions)
October 8th, 1939 (October 08 1939)EventWorld War II: Germany annexes Western Poland.
October 8th, 1939 (October 08 1939)BirthPaul Hogan, Australian actor
October 8th, 1939 (October 08 1939)BirthHarvey Pekar, American author
October 8th, 1938 (October 08 1938)BirthFred Stolle, Australian tennis player
October 8th, 1938 (October 08 1938)BirthWalter Gretzky, father of Wayne Gretzky
October 8th, 1936 (October 08 1936)BirthRona Barrett, American gossip columnist
October 8th, 1936 (October 08 1936)DeathWilliam Henry Stark, American business leader (born in 1851)
October 8th, 1936 (October 08 1936)DeathRed Ames, American baseball player (born in 1882)
October 8th, 1932 (October 08 1932)EventThe Indian Air Force is established.
October 8th, 1932 (October 08 1932)BirthRay Reardon, Welsh snooker player
October 8th, 1931 (October 08 1931)DeathSir John Monash, Australian soldier general (born in 1865)
October 8th, 1930 (October 08 1930)BirthToru Takemitsu, Japanese composer (died in 1996)
October 8th, 1929 (October 08 1929)BirthValdir Pereira, Brazilian footballer (died in 2001)
October 8th, 1928 (October 08 1928)EventJoseph Szigeti debuted Alfredo Casella s Violin Concerto.
October 8th, 1928 (October 08 1928)BirthNeil Harvey, Australian cricketer
October 8th, 1928 (October 08 1928)BirthBill Maynard, British actor
October 8th, 1928 (October 08 1928)DeathLarry Semon, comedian (born in 1889)
October 8th, 1927 (October 08 1927)BirthJim Elliot, American missionary (died in 1956)Jim Elliot Quotes
October 8th, 1927 (October 08 1927)BirthCesar Milstein, Argentine scientist, Nobel laureate (died in 2002)
October 8th, 1924 (October 08 1924)BirthAlphons Egli, member of the Swiss Federal Council
October 8th, 1922 (October 08 1922)BirthNils Liedholm, Swedish football midfielder and coach (died in 2007)
October 8th, 1921 (October 08 1921)BirthAbraham Sarmiento, Filipino Supreme Court jurist Abraham Quotes
October 8th, 1920 (October 08 1920)BirthFrank Herbert, American writer (died in 1986)
October 8th, 1919 (October 08 1919)BirthKiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (died in 2007)
October 8th, 1918 (October 08 1918)EventWorld WarIn the Argonne Forest in France, United States Corporal Alvin C. York almost single-handedly kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132.
October 8th, 1918 (October 08 1918)BirthRon Randell, film character actor (d.2005)
October 8th, 1918 (October 08 1918)BirthJens Christian Skou, Danish chemist, Nobel laureate
October 8th, 1917 (October 08 1917)BirthBilly Conn, American boxer (died in 1993)
October 8th, 1917 (October 08 1917)BirthWalter Lord, American author (died in 2002)
October 8th, 1917 (October 08 1917)BirthDanny Murtaugh, American baseball player (died in 1976)
October 8th, 1917 (October 08 1917)BirthRodney Robert Porter, English biochemist, Nobel laureate (died in 1985)
October 8th, 1912 (October 08 1912)EventFirst Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against Turkey.
October 8th, 1910 (October 08 1910)BirthKirk Alyn, American actor (died in 1999)
October 8th, 1910 (October 08 1910)BirthGus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party (died in 2000)
October 8th, 1910 (October 08 1910)BirthRay Lewis, Canadian runner (died in 2003)
October 8th, 1901 (October 08 1901)BirthEivind Groven, Norwegian composer (died in 1977)
October 8th, 1897 (October 08 1897)BirthRouben Mamoulian, Armenian-American film director (died in 1987)
October 8th, 1897 (October 08 1897)DeathAlexei Savrasov, Russian painter (born in 1830)
October 8th, 1896 (October 08 1896)BirthJulien Duvivier, French film director (died in 1967)
October 8th, 1895 (October 08 1895)EventEulmi incident- Queen Min of Joseon, the last empress of Korea, is assassinated and her corpse burnt by the Japanese in Gyeongbok Palace.
October 8th, 1895 (October 08 1895)BirthJuan Peron, President of Argentina (died in 1974)
October 8th, 1895 (October 08 1895)BirthZog I, King of Albania (died in 1961)
October 8th, 1890 (October 08 1890)BirthEdward Rickenbacker, American pilot (died in 1973)
October 8th, 1890 (October 08 1890)BirthPhilippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (died in 1971)
October 8th, 1889 (October 08 1889)BirthC. E. Woolman, American airline founder (died in 1966)
October 8th, 1888 (October 08 1888)BirthErnst Kretschmer, German psychiatrist (died in 1964)
October 8th, 1887 (October 08 1887)BirthHuntley Gordon, Canadian actor (died in 1956)
October 8th, 1886 (October 08 1886)DeathAustin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (born in 1819)
October 8th, 1884 (October 08 1884)BirthWalther von Reichenau, German military officer (died in 1942)
October 8th, 1883 (October 08 1883)BirthOtto Heinrich Warburg, German physician, Nobel laureate (died in 1970)
October 8th, 1883 (October 08 1883)BirthDick Burnett, American musician (died in 1977)
October 8th, 1879 (October 08 1879)EventWar of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
October 8th, 1879 (October 08 1879)DeathMiguel Grau Seminario, Peruvian Admiral (born in 1834)
October 8th, 1877 (October 08 1877)BirthHans Heysen, German-born landscape artist (died in 1968)
October 8th, 1871 (October 08 1871)EventFour major fires break out on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Peshtigo, Wisconsin, Holland, Michigan, and Manistee, Michigan. The Great Chicago Fire is the most famous of these, having left nearly 100,000 people homeless, although the Peshtigo Fire killed as many as 2,500 people making it the deadliest fire in United States history.
October 8th, 1870 (October 08 1870)BirthLouis Vierne, French organist (died in 1937)
October 8th, 1869 (October 08 1869)DeathFranklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States (born in 1804)Franklin Pierce Quotes
October 8th, 1864 (October 08 1864)BirthOzias Leduc, Quebecois painter (died in 1955)
October 8th, 1863 (October 08 1863)BirthEdythe Chapman, American actress (died in 1948)
October 8th, 1862 (October 08 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of PerryvilleUnion forces under General Don Carlos Buell halt the Confederate invasion of Kentucky by defeating troops led by General Braxton Bragg at Perryville, Kentucky.
October 8th, 1856 (October 08 1856)EventThe Second Opium War between several western powers and China begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River.
October 8th, 1850 (October 08 1850)BirthHenri Louis le Chatelier, French chemist (died in 1936)
October 8th, 1847 (October 08 1847)DeathRose Scott, Social Reformer
October 8th, 1834 (October 08 1834)BirthWalter Kittredge, American musician (died in 1905)
October 8th, 1834 (October 08 1834)DeathFrancois-Adrien Boieldieu, French composer (born in 1775)
October 8th, 1821 (October 08 1821)EventThe government of general Jose de San Martin establishes the Peruvian Navy.Jose de San Martin Quotes
October 8th, 1818 (October 08 1818)BirthJohn Henninger Reagan, American politician (died in 1905)
October 8th, 1809 (October 08 1809)DeathJames Elphinston, Scottish philologist (born in 1721) Philo Quotes
October 8th, 1795 (October 08 1795)DeathAndrew Kippis, English non-conformist clergyman (born in 1725)
October 8th, 1793 (October 08 1793)DeathJohn Hancock, American revolutionary (born in 1737)
October 8th, 1789 (October 08 1789)BirthJohn Ruggles, American politician (died in 1874)
October 8th, 1789 (October 08 1789)BirthWilliam John Swainson, English naturalist and artist (died in 1855)John Wain Quotes
October 8th, 1772 (October 08 1772)DeathJean Joseph de Mondonville, French composer (born in 1711)
October 8th, 1765 (October 08 1765)BirthHarman Blennerhassett, Irish lawyer (died in 1831)
October 8th, 1754 (October 08 1754)DeathHenry Fielding, English author (born in 1707)Henry Fielding Quotes
October 8th, 1747 (October 08 1747)BirthJean-Francois Rewbell, French politician (died in 1807)
October 8th, 1735 (October 08 1735)DeathYongzheng Emperor of China (born in 1678)
October 8th, 1720 (October 08 1720)BirthJonathan Mayhew, American minister (died in 1766)
October 8th, 1715 (October 08 1715)BirthMichel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary (died in 1774)
October 8th, 1713 (October 08 1713)BirthYechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi and Talmudist (died in 1793)
October 8th, 1676 (October 08 1676)BirthBenito Jeronimo Feijoo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (died in 1764)
October 8th, 1659 (October 08 1659)DeathJean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary
October 8th, 1656 (October 08 1656)DeathJohn George I, Elector of Saxony (born in 1585)
October 8th, 1652 (October 08 1652)DeathJohn Greaves, English mathematician (born in 1602)
October 8th, 1647 (October 08 1647)DeathChristian Sorensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (born in 1562)
October 8th, 1621 (October 08 1621)DeathAntoine de Montchretien, French dramatist
October 8th, 1600 (October 08 1600)EventSan Marino adopts its written constitution.
October 8th, 1582 (October 08 1582)EventBecause of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
October 8th, 1515 (October 08 1515)BirthMargaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (died in 1578)
October 8th, 1480 (October 08 1480)EventGreat standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde.
October 8th, 1317 (October 08 1317)DeathFushimi, Emperor of Japan (born in 1265)
October 8th, 1286 (October 08 1286)DeathJohn I of Dreux, Duke of Brittany (born in 1217)
October 8th, 1075 (October 08 1075)EventDmitar Zvonimir is crowned king of Croatia.
October 8th, 0976 (October 08 0976)DeathJelena of Zadar, Croatian queen
October 8th, 0451 (October 08 0451)EventAt Chalcedon, a city of Bithynia in Asia Minor, the first session of the Council of Chalcedon begins (ends on November 1).
October 8th, 0314 (October 08 0314)EventRoman Emperor Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses his European territories.

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