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 This day in History - October 8
380 Historic Events for October 8
1989

Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series

Event
1990

Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters

Event
1990

24th Country Music Assn Award: George Strait wins

Event
1990

US doctors Joseph E Murray and E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize

Event
1991

Natalia Ginzburg, Italian writer (Sounds of the Night), dies at 75

Death
1992

Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott

Event
1992

Willy Brandt, chancellor of W Germany (1969-74), dies of cancer at 78

Death
1992

Ottawa Sentors 1st NHL game

Event
1992

Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus

Event
1993

UN lifts remaining economic sanctions against South Africa

Event
1993

Qn Elizabeth's nephew Viscount Linley (32) weds Serena Stanhope (24)

Event
1993

Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts"

Event
1993

Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], singer (Aunt Saar), dies at 73

Death
1994

Manual Pina, fashion Designer, dies at 50

Death
1994

John the King, CDA-minister of Social Businesses, dies at 68

Death
1994

Diana Churchill, actress (Spider, Sally Bishop), dies at 81

Death
1994

Brian Hartley, mathematician, dies at 55

Death
1994

BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Aleta Sill

Event
1995

Edgar Martinez drives home tying and winning runs to rally Mariners to 6-5 win in bottom of 11th to beat Yankees and win AL Division Series

Event
1995

Terry Hawkins, theatre administrator, dies at 45

Death
1995

John Cairncross, linguist (5th Man), dies at 82

Death
1995

Frederick Harry Baines, painter, dies at 85

Death
1995

Christopher Keene, musician, dies at 48

Death
1995

Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record

Event
1996

Geoffrey Finsberg, politician, dies at 70

Death