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), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • David Doster, American baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • James Williams, WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores)

Person of interestMatt Damon

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 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, born in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan

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)