Famous Birthdays, Events, October 8th

Born October 8th:

Actor, comedian Chevy Chase (multiple Golden Globe nominee, multiple Primetime Emmy winner, known for the films “Foul Play”, “Oh Heavenly Dog”, “Caddyshack”, “Nation Lampoon’s Vacation”, “Fletch”, Spies Like Us”, “i Three Amigos!”, “Caddyshack II”, “Fletch Lives”, “Nation Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, “Vegas Vacation” and “Vacation”, numerous appearances on “Saturday Night Live” and the tv series “Community”) is 75. (1943)

Actress  Sigourney Weaver (multiple Best Actress Oscar, Best Supporting Actress Oscar, multiple Primetime Emmy and multiple Screen Actors Guild nominee, known for the films “Alien”, “The Year of Living Dangerously”, “Ghostbusters” “Aliens”, “Gorillas In the Mist”, “Working Girl”, “Ghostbusters II”, “Alien 3”, “Dave”, “Alien: Resurrection”,  “Avatar” and the forthcoming “Avatar”s 2,3 4 and 5 and the mini-series “Political Animals”) is 69. (1949) (Image: movieactors.com)

Actor Michael Dudikoff (known for the tv series “Star of the Family” and “Cobra” and the mini-series “North and South, Book II”) is 64. (1954)

Actor Darrell Hammond (known for the tv series “Damages” and numerous appearance on “Saturday Night Live”) is 63. (1955)

`Actress Stephanie Zimbalist (Golden Globe nominee, known for the mini-series “Centennial” and the tv series “Remington Steele”) is 62. (1956)

Actress Emily Procter (known for the film “Leaving Las Vegas”, the tv series “The West Wing”, “CSI: Miami”) is 50. (1968)

Actor Jeremy Davies (Primetime Emmy winner, Screen Actors Guild nominee, known for the films “Twister” and  “Saving Private Ryan” as Cpl. Upham and the tv series “Lost” as Dr. Widmore”, “Justified”, “Sleepy Hollow”, the mini-series Texas Rising”, ) is 49. (1969)

Actor Jeremy Davies (Primetime Emmy winner, Screen Actors Guild nominee, known for such films as “Twister”, “Saving Private Ryan” as Cpl. Upham” and the tv series “Lost”, “Justified” and “Sleepy Hollow”) is 49. (1969)

Actor Matt Damon (multiple Best Actor Oscar Best Supporting Actor Oscar, multiple Primetime Emmy and multiple Screen Actors Guild nominee, Best Writing Screenplay Directly For the Screen Oscar, multiple Golden Globe winner, known for the films “The Rainmaker” “Good Will Hunting” Saving Private Ryan”, The Talented Mr. Ripley”, “The Legend of Bagger Vance”, “Finding Forrester”, “The Bourne Identity” franchise, “Ocean’s Twelve”, “Ocean’s Thirteen” “Invictus” “True Grit” and “The Martian”) is 48. (1970)

Actress Kristanna Loken (known for the tv series “Pensacola: Wings of Gold”, “Mortal Kombat: Conquest”, “Painkiller Jane” and “The L Word”) is 39. (1979)

Actor, tv host Nick Cannon (Screen Actors Guild nominee, known for the tv series “All That”, “The Nick Cannon Show”, “America’s Got Talent” and the film “Bobby”) is 38. (1980)

Singer, songwriter Bruno Mars is 33. (1985)

Actor Angus T. Jones (known for the tv series “Two and a Half Men” as Jake) is 25. (1993)

Actress, singer, model Bella Thorn (known for the tv series “Little Monk”, “Shake It Up” as as CeCe Jones, “Famous In Love” as Paige Townsen) is 21. (1997)

(Sources: on-this-day.com imdb.com)

October 8th:

1992 – The U.S. Postal Service announced the commemorative stamp booklet that would include Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, Dinah Washington, and Otis Redding.

1918 – U.S. Corporal Alvin C. York almost single-handedly killed 25 German soldiers and captured 132 in the Argonne Forest in France.  York had originally tried to avoid being drafted as a conscientious objector. After this event his was promoted to sergeant and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

1950 – U.N. forces crossed into North Korea from South Korea.

1952 – “The Complete Book of Etiquette” was published for the first time.

1956 – Donald James Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the first perfect game in the history of the World Series.

1957 – The Brooklyn Baseball Club announced that it had accepted a deal to move the Dodgers to Los Angeles.

2001 – Two Russian cosmonauts made the first spacewalk to be conducted outside of the international space station without a shuttle present.

2003 – Vietnam and the United States reached a tentative agreement that would allow the first commercial flights between the two countries since the end of the Vietnam War. 

(Source: on-this-day.com)

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