All About October 8th
Holidays, Horoscope and History
October 8th Holidays
- Alvin C. York Day
- American Touch Tag Day
- International Lesbian Day
- National Fluffernutter Day
- National Pierogi Day
- World Octopus Day
October 8th Horoscope is Libra
- Date range: September 23 – October 22
- Element: Air
- Quality: Cardinal
- Color: Pink, Green
- Ruler: Venus
- Lucky Numbers: 4, 6, 13, 15, 24
- Personality Traits: Cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, stable, common sense, social but upsets easily, holds grudges, plays the victim
- Famous Libras: Neve Cambell, Kate Winslet, Jesse Eisenberg, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Will Smith, Viggo Mortenson, Zac Effron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Clive Owen, Hillary Duff, Tim Robbins, John Krasinski, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Surandon, Eminem, Elisabeth Shue.
October 8th History
- 1075 – Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned King of Croatia.
- 1200 – Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England.
- 1645 – Jeanne Mance open the first lay hospital in North America.
- 1871 – The Great Chicago Fire and the much deadlier Peshtigo Fire break out.
- 1921 – KDKA in Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field conducts the first live broadcast of a football game.
- 1924 – The #1 movie was, “The Sea Hawk.”
- 1939 – Paul Hogan, Australian comedian was born in Lightning Ridge, Australia.
- 1941 – Jesse Jackson, American civil rights activist was born in Greenville, SC.
- 1943 – Chevy Chase, American comedian was born in Lower Manhattan, New York, NY.
- 1949 – Sigourney Weaver, American actress was born in Manhattan, New York, NY.
- 1955 – The #1 movie was, “The Tall Men.”
- 1956 – The New York Yankees’s Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in a World Series.
- 1967 – Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
- 1970 – Matt Damon, American actor was born in Cambridge, MA.
- 1978 – Australia’s Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60 mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.
- 1980 – Nick Cannon, American actor was born in San Diego, CA.
- 1982 – Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
- 1983 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” by Bonnie Tyler.
- 1985 – The #1 movie was, “Commando,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- 1985 – Bruno Mars, American singer was born in Honolulu, HI.
- 1997 – Bella Thorne, American actress was born in Pembroke Pines, FL.
- 2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
- 2005 – The Kashmir earthquake leaves 86,000–87,351 people dead, 75,266 injured, and 2.8 million homeless.
- 2014 – Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with Ebola, dies.
- 2016 – In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the death toll rises to nearly 900.