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October 8 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- October 8

Happy Birthday!
1895 Juan Peron, President of Argentina
1920 Frank Herbert, author ("Dune")
1940 Paul Hogan, actor (Crocodile Dundee series) (dated also 1939)
1941 George Bellamy, guitar player from the Tornadoes (Telstar)
1941 Rev. Jesse Jackson, spokesman for civil rights
1943 Chevy Chase, actor (Saturday Night Live, Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Vacation series)
1943 R. L. Stine, author (Goosebumps)
1948 Sarah Purcell, reporter (Real People)
1948 Johnny Ramone, guitar player from The Ramones ("Rock and Roll High School")
1949 Sigourney Weaver, actress (Gorillas in the Mist, Alien series, Working Girl, Ghostbusters series)
1950 Robert Kool Bell, singer from Kool & the Gang ("Ladies' Night", "Celebration")
1954 Michael Dudikoff, actor (American Ninja series, Cobra)
1956 Stephanie Zimbalist, actress (Remington Steele)
1959 Nick Bakay, actor (Salem from "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", "The King of Queens")
1964 CeCe Winans, singer ("I'm Going Up", "Count on Me")
1969 Dylan Neal, actor (Doug from "Dawson's Creek")
1970 Matt Damon, actor (Saving Private Ryan, Courage Under Fire, Good Will Hunting, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ocean's Eleven, The Bourne Identity)
1979 Kristanna Loken, actress/ model (T-X from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)

1793 John Hancock, member of the Continental Congress
1953 Nigel Bruce, actor (Suspicion, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

1871 Great Fire of Chicago started.
1967 Che Guevara captured.

History Lesson:
The Tornados became the the Tornadoes when they came to America.

Chevy Chase's real name is Cornelius Crane Chase. It sounds like it belongs in a Saturday Night Live skit.

Sigourney Weaver played in Copycat. The bathroom attack is one that stays with you.

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