What Happened on October 8, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Etheredge, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • David Doster, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • DeWayne Knight, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • James Williams, WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Actor Matt Damon
Matt Damon
  • Sadiq Khan, British politician, 1st Muslim Mayor of London, born in London
  • Soon-Yi Previn, Korean American actress
  • Tetsuya Nomura, Japanese video-game designer

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75
  • Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist/philosopher, dies
  • Mitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor (b. 1934)