October 8 Birthdays in History - October 8 Deaths - October 8 Events
1981 Princess Juliana Edenia Antonia, of Netherlands
1980 Andria Gayle Mullins, Miss Texas Teen USA, Teen with Style-1997
1980 Nick Cannon, American Musician
1979 [Gregory] Chad Petree, Shawne, Oklahoma, rocker, PC Quest-Can You See
1979 Kristanna Loken, American Actress
1974 Rashaan Salaam, NFL running back for the Chicago Bears
1974 Rod Manuel, defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1974 Martin Henderson, New Zealander Actor
1973 Donnie Abraham, cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1973 Toby Haenen, Hobart Tasmania Aus, backstroke swimmer 1996 Olympics
1973 Tracy Bonner, Webster Texas, diver 1996 Olympics
1972 Dede Demet, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, cyclist 1996 Olympics
1972 Jared Kaaiohelo, WLAF running back for the Scottish Claymores
1971 Boomer [Norman] Ellison, NFL wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers
1971 Jim Hanna, WLAF defensive tackle for the Amsterdam Admirals
1971 Monty Williams, NBA forward and guard for the San Antonio Spurs
1971 Nate Miller, NFL/WLAF guard, Frankfurt Galaxy, Atlanta Falcons
1971 Terry Richardson, WLAF running back for the Rhein Fire
1971 Val St. germain, CFL tackle for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1970 Carlos Etheredge, WLAF tight end for the Amsterdam Admirals
1970 David Doster, Fort Wayne, Indiana, infielder for the Philadelphia Phillies
1970 DeWayne Knight, CFL linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1970 James Williams, WLAF cornerback for the Scottish Claymores
1970 Matt Damon, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, actor, writer, Academy-Award winner for 'Good Will Hunting', starred in 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Bourne' films
1969 Dylan Neal, U.S. actor, Dylan Shaw-Bold and the Beautiful
1968 Frankie Smith, NFL cornerback, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers
1968 Emily Procter, American Actress
1965 Martin Mayhew, NFL cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1965 Matt Biondi, U.S. 100m swimmer, Olympics-3 gold-84, 88, 92
1965 Ross Flemer, born in Newport Beach, California, rower 1996 Olympics
1964 Ian Hart, born in Liverpool, England, actor, theater, television, film roles include, 'Michael Collins', 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'
1959 Carlos I Noriega, Lima Peru, astronaut, STS-84, sk 97
1959 Gavin Friday, Fionan Hanvey, Irish singer, Virgin Prunes
1959 Mike Morgan, Tulare California, pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals
1959 Tony Eason, football quarterback for the New England Patriots
1957 Doug Cox, Guelph Ontario, 90 kg Greco Roman wrestler 1996 Olympics
1957 James De Paiva, Hayward California, actor, Max Holden-One Life to Live
1956 Janice E Voss Ford, South Bend, Indiana, PhD/Astronaut, STS-57, 63, 83, 94
1956 Scott Michael Pellaton, barefoot water ski champ
1955 Bill Elliott, auto racer, Daytona-1978
1955 Darrell Hammond, American Comedian
1954 Ben Amonette, born in Radford, Virginia, free pistol, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1953 Michael Dudikoff, born in Redondo Beach, California, actor, Star of the Family
1953 Ricky Lee Phelps, Paragould Ar, singer, Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett
1952 Cliff Adams, born in London, England, rocker, formed Cliff Adams Singers, known for ballads and novelty songs
1951 Johnny Ramone [Cummings], guitarist/co-founder, Ramones
1950 Robert "Kool" Bell, Youngstown, Ohio, rocker, Kool and the Gang
1949 Hamish Stuart, Scotland, guitarist/singer, Average White Band
1949 Michael Rose, rocker, Average White Band
1949 Sigourney [Susan Alexandra] Weaver, Louisiana, actress, Alien, Working Girl
1949 Sigourney Weaver, American Actress
1948 Johnny Ramone, New York, pop guitarist, Ramones-Love Live
1948 Sarah Purcell, Richmond, Indiana, actress/TV hostess, Real People
1948 Stefanie Marrian, Paris, France, comedienne, Benny Hill Show
1948 Baldwin Spencer, Statesman
1947 Emiel Puttemans, Flemish athlete
1947 Tony Wilson, Trinidad, rock vocalist, Hot Chocolate
1947 Yelena Ivanovna Dobrokvashina, Russian cosmonaut, Soyuz T-15a
1946 Aleksandr Gorshlov, ice dancer, holds 6 titles
1946 Jean-Jacques Beineix, director, Betty Blue, Diva
1946 Dennis Kucinich, American Politician
1946 John T. Walton, American Businessman
1945 Roy Royer, rock guitarist, Procol Harum
1945 Vanburn Holder, cricketer, West Indian pace bowler of 70's
1944 Bruce Morrison, born in New York City, New York, Representative-D-Connecticut 1983 - 1991
1943 Chevy Chase, born in New York City, comedian/actor, SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack
1943 James Edward Sellars, composer
1943 R L Stine, children's book writer, Goosebumps
1943 R. L. Stine, American Writer
1941 George Bellamy, rocker, Tornados
1941 Jesse Jackson, born in Greenville, South Carolina, clergyman/presidential candidate, D
1940 Fred Cash, Chattanooga, Tennessee, rocker, Impressions
1939 Armando Gentilucci, composer
1939 Elvira Ozolina, U.S.S.R., javelin thrower 1960 Olympics gold
1938 David Willis, British journalist, BBC World Service
1938 Frederick S Stolle, tennis champ, U.S. Open-1966
1938 Penny Pitou, U.S., skier, Olympic-2 silvers-1960
1936 David Carradine, Hollywood, actor, Kung-Fu, Boxcar Bertha, Young Guns
1936 Rona Barrett, New York City, gossip columnist, Tomorrow Show
1934 Doc Green, rocker, Drifters
1934 J. Carter Brown, Providence Rhode Island, art director, Washington National Gallery
1930 James Olsen, Evanston, Illinois, actor, Andromeda Strain, Spell
1930 Paul Hogan, born in Australia, actor, Crocodile Dundee, Lightning Jack
1930 Toru Takemitsu, Tokyo, Japan, composer, Ki No Kyoko
1930 Faith Ringgold, American Artist
1928 Neil Harvey, cricketer, prolific Australian lefty bat of 50's
1928 M. Russell Ballard, American Clergyman
1927 Gigi Durston, born in Baltimore, Maryland, singer, Sonny Kendis Show
1927 Raaj Kumar, born in Balochistan, Pakistan, film star, actor in Bollywood movies, famous for film 'Mother India', starred in more than 70 Bollywood films, had an iconic, gravelly voice
1927 Torbjorn Falkanger, Norway, took Olympic oath, 1952
1927 Jim Elliot, American Clergyman
1926 Louise L. Hay, born in Los Angeles, California, motivational author, professional speaker, self-help and motivational writer, 'You Can Heal Your Life', 1984, on the New York Times Bestseller list, sold 35 million copies in 30 languages, made into movie of the same title, founder, Hay House Publishing
1925 Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, writer/critic
1924 Arkady Vorobyev, Middle heavyweight, Gold Medal 1956, 1960 Olympics
1922 Douglas Gray, archivist
1922 Svend Westergaard, composer
1920 Frank [Patrick] Herbert, U.S., sci-fi author, Dune
1920 Maxie Herber, Germany, figure skater pairs 1936 Olympics gold
1920 Frank Herbert, American Writer
1919 Bill Anderson, cricketer, played in 1st New Zealand-Australia Test 1946
1919 Kiichi Miyazawa, born in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, politician, 78th Japanese Prime Minister
1918 Ron Randell, Sydney Australia, actor, Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera
1917 Danny Murtaugh, baseball manager, Pittsburgh Pirates
1917 Hans Poser, composer
1917 Walter Lord, American Author
1917 Rodney Robert Porter, British Scientist
1916 Spark Matsunaga, D-Ha-Sen
1915 William E. Vaughan, born in St. Louis, Missouri, pseudonym Burton Hills, columnist, author, wrote for Kansas City Star newspaper 1946 - 1977, published articles in Better Homes and Gardens, Reader's Digest, often quoted and best-remembered for writing style employing folksy aphorisms
1914 William Allen Egan, American Politician
1913 Walter Schumann, New York City, choral director, Ford Show, composer, Rhenish
1912 John W. Gardner, American Educator
1910 Raymod Gray Lewis, Ontario Canada, 4X400 relayer, Olympic-bronze-1932
1910 Gus Hall, American Businessman
1909 Bill Hewitt, NFL end, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles
1908 Paul Van Buskirk Yoder, composer
1907 Howard Joslin, Georgia, actor, Quebec, Detective Story
1907 Lord Caradon, British Diplomat
1903 Lina Radke, Germany, 800m runner 1928 Olympics gold
1901 Eivind Groven, composer
1901 Mark Oliphant, Australian Scientist
1900 Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe, landscape architect
1900 Serge Chermayeff, architect/designer
1900 Zeno Octavian Vancea, composer
1899 Milner Connorton Gray, designer
1899 Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname relig leader/co-found, VHP
1898 Clarence Williams, composer
1897 Rouben Mamoulian, movie director/author, Mark of Zorro, Applause
1895 Jeanne G van Schaik-Willing, Dutch author, Sinner and the Girl
1895 Juan Peron, Argentine President, 1946 - 1955, 1973 - 1974
1895 King Zog I, of Albania, 1928-1939
1891 Ellen Wilkinson, English Politician
1890 Cyril Rutherford "Snuffy" Browne, cricketer, pioneer WI Test player
1890 Eddie Rickenbacker, aviator "Ace of Aces", WW I
1888 Clifford Heatherley, Preston England, actress, For Love or Money
1885 William Henry Bennett Vodery, composer
1880 Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, Dutch founder, National-India Party
1875 Hugh L Doherty, tennis champ, U.S. Open-1903
1874 Nance O'Neil, born in Oakland California, actor, Cimarron
1873 Ejnar Hertzsprung, Denmark, astronomer, Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
1872 John Cowper Powys, born in Derbyshire, England, writer, 'Wood and Stone'
1870 Louis Vierne, composer
1869 J Frank Duryea, inventor, 1st auto built and operated in U.S.
1868 Max Slevogt, German painter
1861 Theodore Roberts, born in San Francisco, California, actor, Roaring Road, 10 Commandments
1860 Felix Woyrsch, composer
1855 Gustav Ehrismann, German germanist
1855 Edgar Saltus, American Writer
1838 John Milton Hay, politician, Union
1838 John Hay, American Writer
1837 Otto Winter-Hjelm, composer
1831 Michal Jelski, composer
1828 Francisque Sarcey, French writer/critic
1826 Matt Whitaker Ransom, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1820 Stanislaw Katski, composer
1818 John Henninger Reagan, Attorney General, Confederacy
1818 John H. Reagan, American Politician
1813 Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, composer
1802 Peter Hofstede, the Great, Dutch reformed theologist
1790 Waldemar Thrane, composer
1748 Franz Seydelmann, composer
1747 Johann Wilhelm Stadler, composer
1740 Michel-Julien Mathieu, composer
1720 Jonathan Mayhew, American Clergyman
1697 Cornelis Consolation, Dutch portrait painter, Unseemly Love
1692 Antonio Palella, composer
1690 Jaime de Casellas, composer
1621 Maximilian H of Bayern, prince-bishop of Liege/bishop of Hildesheim
1619 Philipp von Zesen, German poet and historian, Amsterdam
1585 Heinrich Schutz, composer