On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1970

Historical Events

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Soviet author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 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

  • David Doster, American baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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)
1970 Highlights

About October 8, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra