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October 8th

October 8th is the 281st day of the year (282nd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 84 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about October 8th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on October 8th

1850 Henri Louis Le Châtelier (chemist)

1895 Juan Peron (Argentine President)

1895 Zog (Prime Minister of Albania 1922-1924, President of Albania 1925-1928, King of Albania 1928-1939)

1920 Frank Herbert (author - Dune)

1929 Betty Boothroyd (first female speaker of the British House of Commons)

1930 Alasdair Milne (television producer, Director General of the BBC 1982-1987)

1932 Ray Reardon (snooker player)

1939 Paul Hogan (comedian, actor)

Paul Hogan

1941 Jesse Jackson (civil rights leader, US Presidential Candidate)

Jesse Jackson

1943 Chevy Chase (comedian, actor)

Chevy Chase

1949 Sigourney Weaver (actress)

Sigourney Weaver

1968 Emily Proctor (actress)

1970 Matt Damon (actor)

1979 Kristanna Loken (model, actress - Terminator 3)

1985 Bruno Mars (singer/songwriter, record producer)

October 8th in History

1860 Telegraph line between San Francisco and Los Angeles opens.

1871 Outbreak of the Great Chicago Fire, which eventually destroys 3.3 square miles (9 km2) of the city.

1904 City of Edmonton incorporated.

1932 Indian Airforce is established.

1974 Franklin National Bank collapses, in what is, at the time, the largest bank failure in US history.

1982 Poland bans the trade union, Solidarity.

2004 Martha Stewart goes to jail.

October 8th is also

Saint Keyne's Day (Cornwall and Wales)


People born on October 8th are Libra


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