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 This day in History - October 8
380 Historic Events for October 8
1938

G Kaufman and Moss Hart's "Fabulous Invalid," premieres in NYC

Event
1939

Armando Gentilucci, composer

Birth
1939

Elvira Ozolina, USSR, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1960)

Birth
1939

NY Yankees sweep Reds in 36th World Series, 4th straight WS win

Event
1939

Germany annexes Western Poland

Event
1940

Cin Reds beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3, in 37th World Series

Event
1940

Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Gaskugeln), dies at 78

Death
1940

Fred Cash, Chattanooga Tn, rocker (Impressions)

Birth
1940

German troops occupies Romania

Event
1941

George Bellamy, rocker (Tornados)

Birth
1941

Jesse Jackson, Greenville SC, clergyman/presidential candidate (D)

Birth
1941

Concentration camp Birkenau begins being built

Event
1942

Fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)

Event
1943

Great-Britain establishes bases on Azores

Event
1943

James Edward Sellars, composer

Birth
1943

R L Stine, children's book writer (Goosebumps)

Birth
1943

Chevy Chase, NYC, comedian/actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack)

Birth
1944

Samuel Barber's "Capricorn Concerto," premieres

Event
1944

"Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" debut on CBS radio

Event
1944

Wendell Lewis Wilkie, Republican politician, dies at 52

Death
1944

Bruce A Morrison, (Rep-D-CT, 1983- )

Birth
1945

Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada

Event
1945

Vanburn Holder, cricketer (West Indian pace bowler of 70's)

Birth
1945

Roy Royer, rock guitarist (Procol Harum)

Birth
1945

Herman T Colenbrander, historian, dies at 73

Death