On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 2020

Historical Events

  • American poet Louise Gl├╝ck is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • FBI charge 13 men with plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and storm the Michigan Capitol

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Dwyer, American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, dies of cancer at 63
  • Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Iranian classical singer, dies at 80 [1]

Person of interestWhitey Ford

Whitey Ford, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (10 x MLB All Star; World Series 1950, 53, 56, 58, 61 [MVP], 62; AL Cy Young Award 1961; NY Yankees), dies from dementia at 91

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

2020 Highlights

About October 8, 2020

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra