On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Don Larsen (NY Yankees) pitches only perfect World Series game vs Brooklyn

Famous Birthdays

  • Janice Voss, American astronaut (shuttle radar topography mission), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • Jeff Lahti, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Oregon City, Oregon
  • Larry Crane, American rocker (John Mellencamp band), born in Seymour, Indiana
  • Scott Michael Pellaton, barefoot water ski champ
  • Stephanie Zimbalist, American actress (Remington Steele, Centennial), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Dirk Koster, literary (New noises), dies at 69