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 This day in History - October 8
380 Historic Events for October 8
1953

Michael Dudikoff, Redondo Beach Calif, actor (Star of the Family)

Birth
1953

Kathleen Ferrier, English alto singer, dies at 41

Death
1953

Ricky Lee Phelps, Paragould Ar, singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)

Birth
1953

WTAP TV channel 15 in Parkersburg-Marietta, WV (NBC) begins

Event
1954

Ben Amonette, Radford VA, free pistol (Olympics-92, 96)

Birth
1955

Worlds most powerful aircraft carrier, Saratoga (US), launched

Event
1955

Bill Elliott, auto racer (Daytona-1978)

Birth
1956

Janice E Voss Ford, South Bend Ind, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 63, 83, 94)

Birth
1956

Scott Michael Pellaton, barefoot water ski champ

Birth
1956

Dirk Koster, literary (New noises), dies at 69

Death
1956

Don Larsen, NY, pitches only perfect World Series game, vs Brooklyn

Event
1957

James De Paiva, Hayward Calif, actor (Max Holden-One Life to Live)

Birth
1957

Procter and Gamble-director N McElroy becomes US Min of Defense

Event
1957

Turkish and Syrian border guards exchange fire

Event
1957

Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles

Event
1957

Doug Cox, Guelph Ontario, 90 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96)

Birth
1957

Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (NYC)

Event
1958

KCMT TV channel 7 in Alexandria, MN (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1958

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1958

Dr Ake Senning installs 1st pacemaker (Stockholm)

Event
1958

Braves Eddie Mathews strikes out for World Series record 11th time

Event
1959

LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2 in 56th World Series

Event
1959

Carlos I Noriega, Lima Peru, astronaut (STS 84, sk 97)

Birth
1959

Mike Morgan, Tulare CA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)

Birth
1959

Tony Eason, football quarterback (New England Patriots)

Birth