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
Actor
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)