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 This day in History - October 8
380 Historic Events for October 8
1968

Frankie Smith, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers)

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1969

Eduardo Ciannelli, actor (Waldo-Johnny Staccato), dies at 81

Death
1969

Dylan Neal, US actor (Dylan Shaw-Bold and the Beautiful)

Birth
1970

Carlos Etheredge, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)

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1970

Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75

Death
1970

Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist/philosopher, dies

Death
1970

Soviet author Alexander I Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature

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1970

David Doster, Fort Wayne IN, infielder (Phila Phillies)

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1970

DeWayne Knight, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

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1970

James Williams, WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores)

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1971

Val St germain, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

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1971

Nate Miller, NFL/WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy, Atlanta Falcons)

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1971

Monty Williams, NBA forward/guard (San Antonio Spurs)

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1971

Jim Hanna, WLAF defensive tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)

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1971

Christopher Dark, actor (Man Behind the Badge), dies at 51

Death
1971

Boomer [Norman] Ellison, NFL wide receiver (SD Chargers)

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1971

John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

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1971

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1971

Terry Richardson, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)

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1971

Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, composer, dies at 79

Death
1972

"From Israel with Love" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 8 perfs

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1972

Lerrin LaGrow Campy, who had been hit by a pitch, is fined and suspended

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1972

Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions

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1972

In Game 2 of ALCS, A's Bert Campaneris fires his bat at Det pitcher

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1972

Dede Demet, Milwaukee Wisc, cyclist (Olympics-96)

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