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October 8

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2002  Wendy's fast-food restaurants founder Dave Thomas dies of cancer at his Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, home at age 69.
 
1999An Illinois judge rules that auto insurer State Farm must pay up to $1.2 billion in damages from using non-standard auto body parts for repairs.
 


1968
The Beatles: White Album (Capitol Records)   
The Beatles record I'm So Tired and The Continuing Story of Buffalo Bill, songs that will ultimately appear on their White Album, at Abbey Road Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)


 


1966


Jimi Hendrix purchases his first Marshall guitar amplifier, the brand he would use throughout his musical career.
(photo credit: Marshall Amplification)



 
1962Algeria is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1956Don Larsen pitches the first perfect game in a World Series, as the NY Yankees top the Brooklyn Dodgers, 2-0.
 
1944The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet premieres on the CBS radio radio network.
 
1934Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder in the kidnapping death of Charles Lindbergh's baby.
 
1932The cornerstone is laid for the new North Dakota state capitol.
 

1918
Sgt. Alvin York
Sgt. Alvin York singlehandedly captures 132 German soldiers in France during WWI.
(photo credit: National Archives - College Park, MD)


 

1871The Great Chicago Fire begins, destroying over 17,000 homes and buildings, and killing nearly 300 people.
 
1869Franklin Pierce, 14th US president, dies in Concord, NH.
 

1793
John Hancock
John Hancock, signer of the US Declaration of Independence, dies.
(photo credit: National Archives - College Park, MD)



 

Born today:

1979  Byron Reeder - R&B singer (Mista)

1970  Matt Damon - actor

1963  Steve Perry - rock singer (Cherry Poppin' Daddies)

1961  Mitch Marine - rock drummer (Tripping Daisy)

1956  Stephanie Zimbalist - actress

1954  Michael Dudikoff - actor

1950  Robert Bell - bassist, singer (Kool & the Gang)

1949  Sigourney Weaver - actress

1949  Hamish Stuart - guitarist, singer (Average White Band)

1948  The Ramones (Rhino/WEA)  


Johnny Ramone - guitarist (The Ramones)
(photo credit: Rhino/WEA)
 

1947  Tony Wilson - bassist (Hot Chocolate)

1943  Chevy Chase - comedian, actor

1941  Rev. Jesse Jackson - spiritual advisor for US president Bill Clinton

1941  George Bellamy - guitarist (The Tornados)

1940  David Carradine - actor

1940  Fred Cash - singer (The Impressions)

1939  Paul Hogan - actor

1936  Rona Barrett - entertainment reporter

1919  Jack McGrath - auto racer (1955 Indy 500 winner)

1895  Juan Peron - Argentine President

1890  Eddie Rickenbacker - WWI flying ace

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Libra (The Scales)   Libra    

(The Scales)

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