What Happened on October 8, 1970

Historical Events

Nobel Prize

Soviet author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wins the 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

  • Anne-Marie Duff, English actress (Shameless), born in London, England
  • David Doster, American baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Gauri Khan, Indian film producer (Red Chillies Entertainment), born in New Delhi, India

Matt Damon (52 years old)

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

Sadiq Khan (52 years old)

British politician and 1st Muslim Mayor of London, born in London

  • Soon-Yi Previn, Korean-American actress (Hannah and Her Sisters), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Tetsuya Nomura, Japanese video game designer (Final Fantasy), born in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Giono, French writer (Le Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75
  • Lucien Goldmann, Romanian-French sociologist and philosopher, dies at 57
  • Mitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor (b. 1934)

About October 8, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
  • UK #1 Song: Band Of Gold - Freda Payne