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OCTOBER 8

Performing Artists
1893 Clarence Williams (Louisiana-born African-American Jazz Musician, Producer, Composer, Pioneer) Louisiana Peforming Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1897 Rouben Mamoulian (Georgian-American Director) Rouben Mamoulian Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1926 Klaus Kinski (Polish Actor) Klaus Kinski
1941 Paul Hogan (Australian Actor) Paul Hogan Actors Film
1943 Chevy Chase (New York City-born Comedic Actor) Chevy Chase Actors Film Television
1949 Sigourney Weaver (New York City-born Actress) Sigourney Weaver Actors Film
1956 Stephanie Zimbalist (California-born Actress) California Performing Artists Actors Television
1970 Matt Damon (Massachusetts-born Actor) Matt Damon Actors Film
Sports Figures
1890 Eddie Rickenbacker (Ohio-born World War I Flying Ace, World Record Race Car Driver) Eddie Rickenbacker Automobile Racing Aviation World War I
1932 Ray Reardon (Welsh-born Winner of Six Snooker World Titles Between 1970-1978) Welsh Sport Figures Sports BBC
1938 Fred Stolle (Australian Member of the Tennis Hall of Fame) Australian Sport Figures Tennis Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1904 Vanderbilt Cup Auto Race Run in Hicksville, New York New York Auto Racing Newsday History Channel
1924 In West Virginia, the Cincinnati Reds Play the McDowell County All-Stars McDowell County, West Virginia Ohio Sports Figures Major League Baseball West Virginia State Archives
1956 Yankee Don Larsen Pitches the Only Perfect Game in World Series History Baseball USA Today New York Times
1958 In Wisconsin, Singing Cowboy Gene Autry Performs At the Rock County 4-H Fair Rock County, Wisconsin Gene Autry Country & Western Music Rock County 4-H Fair Wisconsin Historical Society
1961 Paul Hornung Scores 33 points for Green Bay" 4 TDs, 6 PATs, 1FG Football USA Today
1979 Sugar Babies Opens on Broadway Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1984 Atlanta, Braves Knuckleball Pitcher Phil Niekro Wins His 300th Game Atlanta, Georgia Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball University of Georgia

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