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 This day in History - October 8
380 Historic Events for October 8
1915

Battle of Loos, almost 430,000 French, British and Germans killed

Event
1915

Red Sox, 3-1, with an 8th inning 2 run rally

Event
1915

Phillies win their 1st and only World Series game before 1980, beating

Event
1916

Spark Matsunaga, (D-Ha-Sen)

Birth
1917

Trotski named chairman of Petrograd Soviet

Event
1917

Danny Murtaugh, baseball manager (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Birth
1917

Hans Poser, composer

Birth
1918

Ron Randell, Sydney Australia, actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera)

Birth
1918

Sgt Alvin York single-handedly kills 25, captures 132 Germans

Event
1919

Kiichi Miyazawa, premier Japan (1991-93)

Birth
1919

Bill Anderson, cricketer (played in 1st NZ-Aust Test 1946)

Birth
1919

EugŠne Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la Robe), dies

Death
1920

Frank [Patrick] Herbert, US, sci-fi author (Dune)

Birth
1920

Maxie Herber, Germany, figure skater pairs (Olympic-gold-1936)

Birth
1922

NY Giants beat Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series

Event
1922

Svend Westergaard, composer

Birth
1922

Douglas Gray, archivist

Birth
1924

Arkady Vorobyev, Middle heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)

Birth
1924

British Labour govt of MacDonald falls to Communists

Event
1925

Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, writer/critic

Birth
1925

Abraham PC of Karnebeek, liberal foreign minister (1918-27), dies

Death
1927

NY Yankees sweep Pirates in 24th World Series

Event
1927

Ricardo Giraldes, Argentine poet/writer (Don Segundo Sombra), dies

Death
1927

Sea battle at Navarino (Greece freed of Ottoman occupation)

Event
1927

Gigi Durston, Balt Md, singer (Sonny Kendis Show)

Birth