On This Day

Famous Birthdays on October 8 (Part 2)

  • 1969 Jeremy Davies, American actor (Saving Private Ryan), born in Traverse city, Michigan
  • 1970 David Doster, American baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Matt Damon

1970 Matt Damon, American actor (Good Will Hunting, Ocean's trilogy, Bourne trilogy), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • 1970 Tetsuya Nomura, Japanese video-game designer (Final Fantasy), born in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1970 Soon-Yi Previn, Korean-American actress (Hannah and Her Sisters), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1970 Sadiq Khan, British politician and 1st Muslim Mayor of London, born in London, England
  • 1970 Gauri Khan, Indian film producer (Red Chillies Entertainment), born in New Delhi, India
  • 1970 Anne-Marie Duff, English actress (Shameless), born in London, England
  • 1971 Nate Miller, American NFL and WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy, Atlanta Falcons), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1971 Terry Richardson, American WLAF running back (Rhein Fire), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1971 Monty Williams, American basketball head coach and executive (Phoenix Suns 2019; New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans 2010-15) and NBA forward/guard (San Antonio Spurs), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • 1972 Stanislav Varga, Slovakian footballer (Slovan Bratislava), born in Lipany, Czechoslovakia
  • 1973 Donnie Abraham, American cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1973 Tracy Bonner, American diver (Olympics bronze 1996), born in Webster, Texas
  • 1974 Rashaan Salaam, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1994, U of Colorado; NFL: Chicago Bears), born in San Diego, California (d. 2016)
  • 1974 Rod Manuel, American defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1974 Fredrik Modin, Swedish hockey player, born in Sundsvall, Sweden
  • 1974 DJ Q-Ball [Harry Dean, Jr.], American musician and actor (Bloodhound Gang), born in Limerick, Pennsylvania
  • 1974 Koji Murofushi, Japanese hammer thrower (Olympic gold 2004), born in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • 1974 Martin Henderson, New Zealand actor (Grey's Anatomy), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1976 Galo Blanco, Spanish tennis player, born in Oviedo, Spain
  • 1977 Erna Siikavirta, Finnish musician (Deathlike Silence), born in Espoo, Finland
  • 1977 Anne-Caroline Chausson, French mountain-bike rider, born in Dijon, France
  • 1978 Mick O'Driscoll, Irish rugby player, born in Cork, Ireland
  • 1978 Antonino D'Agostino, Italian football player, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1978 Mike Moreno, American jazz guitarist (First in Mind), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1979 (Gregori) Chad Petree, American indie-rock singer-songwriter (Shiny Toy Guns - "You Are The One"), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • 1979 Kristanna Loken, American actress (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), born in Ghent, New York
  • 1979 Paul Burchill, English professional wrestler, born in Guildford, England
  • 1980 The Miz [Michael Gregory Mizanin], American professional wrestler, born in Parma, Ohio

Nick Cannon

1980 Nick Cannon, American actor and rapper ("Love Don't Cost a Thing"), and television personality, born in San Diego, California

  • 1981 Princess Juliana Edenia Antonia Guillermo, daughter of Princess Christina of the Netherland, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1981 Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1981 Ruby [Rania Hussein Muhammad Tawfiq], Egyptian singer ("Do You Know Why") and actress (The Baby Doll Night), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1982 Mo Martin, American golfer (Women's British Open 2014), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1983 Michael Fraser, Scottish football goalkeeper, born in Inverness, Scotland
  • 1983 Travis Pastrana, American motorsports competitor, born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • 1985 Eiji Wentz, Japanese American entertainer (WaT), born in Tokyo, Japan

Bruno Mars

1985 Bruno Mars [Peter Gene Hernandez], American pop and R&B singer-songwriter ("Just the Way You Are", "The Lazy Song"; "Uptown Funk"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • 1987 Aya Hirano, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1993 Angus T. Jones, American actor (Two and a Half Men), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1993 Garbiñe Muguruza, Spanish tennis player (French Open 2016, Wimbledon 2017; WTA Finals 2021), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1993 Bubba Wallace, American NASCAR racer, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1995 G. Herbo [Herbert Wright III], American rapper (PTSD), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1997 Bella Thorne, American actress (CeCe Jones-Shake It Up), born in Pembroke Pines, Florida