October 8, 1970 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Soviet author Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature
  • The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) propose that a system of Proportional Representation (PR) should be used in elections in Northern Ireland

Birthdays in History

  • Sadiq Khan, British politician, 1st Muslim Mayor of London, born in London

Deaths in History

  • Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75
  • Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist/philosopher, dies