On This Day

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

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75
  • Lucien Goldmann, Romanian-French sociologist and philosopher, dies at 57
  • Mitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor (b. 1934)
1970 Highlights

About October 8, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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