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Monday 8 October 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Earliest day on which Columbus Day can fall, while October 14 is the latest; observed on the second Monday of October (United States); and its related observance (see also October 12): - Discoverer's Day (Hawaii)
  • Earliest day on which Columbus Day can fall, while October 14 is the latest; observed on the second Monday of October (United States); and its related observance (see also October 12): - Indigenous Peoples' Day, a counter Columbus Day (United States)
  • Earliest day on which Columbus Day can fall, while October 14 is the latest; observed on the second Monday of October (United States); and its related observance (see also October 12): - Piomingo Day (Chickasaw Nation)
  • Fire Prevention Week in United States and Canada (observed on the second week in October)
  • Thanksgiving in Canada (observed on the second week in October)

Events

  • 2014 – Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with Ebola, dies.
  • 1974 – Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it is the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
  • 1928 – Joseph Szigeti gives the first performance of Alfredo Casella's Violin Concerto.
  • 1921 – KDKA in Pittsburgh's Forbes Field conducts the first live broadcast of a football game.
  • 1918 – World War I: In action near Pittem, Belgium, USMC 2nd Lieutenant aviator Ralph Talbot of Weymouth, Massachusetts becomes the first-ever USMC aviator to earn the Medal of Honor.
  • 1918 – World War I: In the Argonne Forest in France, United States Corporal Alvin C. York kills 28 German soldiers and captures 132, for which he is awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • 1912 – First Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Perryville: Union forces under General Don Carlos Buell halt the Confederate invasion of Kentucky by defeating troops led by General Braxton Bragg at Perryville, Kentucky.
  • 1806 – Napoleonic Wars: Forces of the British Empire lay siege to the port of Boulogne in France by using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve.
  • 1645 – Jeanne Mance opened the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, the first lay hospital in North America.
  • 1573 – End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in Eighty Years' War.
  • 451 – At Chalcedon, a city of Bithynia in Asia Minor, the first session of the Council of Chalcedon begins (ends on November 1).

Births

  • 1997 – Bella Thorne, American actress
  • 1993 – Darrell Wallace, Jr., American race car driver
  • 1993 – Molly Quinn, American actress and producer
  • 1987 – Taylor Price, American football player
  • 1985 – Bruno Mars, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1984 – Domenik Hixon, American football player
  • 1983 – Travis Pastrana, American motorcycle racer
  • 1980 – Nick Cannon, American actor, rapper, and producer
  • 1979 – Gregori Chad Petree, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1977 – Jamie Marchi, American voice actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Kevyn Adams, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1973 – Jim Fairchild, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1972 – Terry Balsamo, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1971 – Monty Williams, American basketball player and coach
  • 1970 – Matt Damon, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Sisaundra Lewis, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1969 – Dylan Neal, Canadian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1969 – Jeremy Davies, American actor
  • 1968 – CL Smooth, American rapper and producer
  • 1968 – Emily Procter, American actress
  • 1967 – Teddy Riley, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1966 – Art Barr, American wrestler (d. 1994)
  • 1966 – Karyn Parsons, American actress and producer
  • 1965 – C. J. Ramone, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1965 – Matt Biondi, American swimmer and coach
  • 1964 – CeCe Winans, American singer-songwriter
  • 1963 – Steve Perry, American ska singer-songwriter and guitarist (Cherry Poppin' Daddies)
  • 1961 – Steven Bernstein, American trumpet player and composer
  • 1961 – Ted Kooshian, American pianist and composer
  • 1960 – Reed Hastings, American businessman, co-founded Netflix
  • 1959 – Carlos I. Noriega, Peruvian-American colonel and astronaut
  • 1959 – Daniel Ribacoff, Brazilian-American polygraph examiner
  • 1959 – Mike Morgan, American baseball player and coach
  • 1959 – Nick Bakay, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1959 – Tommy Armour III, American golfer
  • 1958 – Bret Lott, American journalist, author, and academic
  • 1958 – Ruffin McNeill, American football player and coach
  • 1958 – Steve Coll, American journalist and author
  • 1956 – Janice E. Voss, American engineer and astronaut (d. 2012)
  • 1956 – Jeff Lahti, American baseball player
  • 1955 – Bill Elliott, American race car driver
  • 1955 – Darrell Hammond, American comedian and actor
  • 1955 – Lonnie Pitchford, American singer and guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1952 – Edward Zwick, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1951 – Jack O'Connell, American educator and politician
  • 1951 – Shannon C. Stimson, American philosopher, historian, and theorist
  • 1950 – Robert "Kool" Bell, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1949 – Ashawna Hailey, American computer scientist and philanthropist (d. 2011)
  • 1949 – Jerry Bittle, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
  • 1949 – Sigourney Weaver, American actress and producer
  • 1948 – Benjamin Cheever, American journalist and author
  • 1948 – Johnny Ramone, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1947 – Stephen Shore, American photographer and educator
  • 1946 – Dennis Kucinich, American journalist and politician, 53rd Mayor of Cleveland
  • 1944 – Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1944 – Susan Raye, American country music singer
  • 1943 – Chevy Chase, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1943 – R. L. Stine, American author, screenwriter, and producer
  • 1941 – Jesse Jackson, American minister and activist
  • 1941 – Shane Stevens, American author
  • 1940 – Fred Cash, American soul singer
  • 1939 – Harvey Pekar, American author and critic (d. 2010)
  • 1939 – Lynne Stewart, American lawyer and criminal
  • 1938 – Fred Stolle, Australian-American tennis player and sportscaster
  • 1937 – Paul Schell, American lawyer and politician, 50th Mayor of Seattle (d. 2014)
  • 1936 – Rona Barrett, American journalist and businesswoman
  • 1934 – James Holshouser, American lawyer and politician, 68th Governor of North Carolina (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Faith Ringgold, American painter and activist
  • 1930 – Pepper Adams, American saxophonist and composer (The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra) (d. 1986)
  • 1928 – M. Russell Ballard, American lieutenant and religious leader
  • 1927 – Jim Elliot, American missionary and translator (d. 1956)
  • 1922 – Herbert B. Leonard, American production manager and producer (d. 2006)
  • 1920 – Frank Herbert, American journalist, photographer, and author (d. 1986)
  • 1919 – Jack McGrath, American racing driver (d. 1955)
  • 1917 – Billy Conn, American boxer (d. 1993)
  • 1917 – Danny Murtaugh, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1976)
  • 1917 – Walter Lord, American historian and author (d. 2002)
  • 1913 – Robert R. Gilruth, American pilot and engineer (d. 2000)
  • 1910 – Gus Hall, American soldier and politician (d. 2000)
  • 1910 – Kirk Alyn, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1907 – Richard Sharpe Shaver, American author and illustrator (d. 1975)
  • 1897 – Rouben Mamoulian, Georgian-American director and screenwriter (d. 1987)
  • 1893 – Clarence Williams, American pianist and composer (d. 1965)
  • 1890 – Eddie Rickenbacker, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1973)
  • 1889 – Collett E. Woolman, American businessman, co-founded Delta Air Lines (d. 1966)
  • 1887 – Ping Bodie, American baseball player (d. 1961)
  • 1883 – Dick Burnett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
  • 1882 – Harry McClintock, American singer-songwriter and poet (d. 1957)
  • 1879 – Huntley Gordon, Canadian-American actor (d. 1956)
  • 1873 – Alexey Shchusev, Russian architect and academic, designed Lenin's Mausoleum (d. 1949)
  • 1872 – Mary Engle Pennington, American bacteriological chemist and refrigeration engineer (d. 1952)
  • 1863 – Edythe Chapman, American actress (d. 1948)
  • 1834 – Walter Kittredge, American violinist and composer (d. 1905)
  • 1818 – John Henninger Reagan, American judge and politician, 3rd Confederate States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)
  • 1789 – John Ruggles, American lawyer and politician (d. 1874)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Dennis Eichhorn, American author and illustrator (b. 1945)
  • 2015 – Lindy Infante, American football player and coach (b. 1940)
  • 2015 – Paul Prudhomme, American chef and author (b. 1940)
  • 2014 – Alden E. Matthews, American missionary (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Harden M. McConnell, American chemist and academic (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Zilpha Keatley Snyder, American author (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Andy Pafko, American baseball player and manager (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Rod Grams, American journalist and politician (b. 1948)
  • 2011 – Al Davis, American football player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)
  • 2011 – Mikey Welsh, American guitarist and painter (b. 1971)
  • 2011 – Roger Williams, American pianist (b. 1924)
  • 2010 – Frank Bourgholtzer, American journalist (b. 1919)
  • 2008 – Eileen Herlie, Scottish-American actress (b. 1918)
  • 2008 – George Emil Palade, Romanian-American biologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
  • 2004 – James Chace, American historian and author (b. 1931)
  • 2001 – Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union (b. 1917)
  • 1999 – John McLendon, American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)
  • 1997 – Bertrand Goldberg, American architect, designed the Marina City Building (b. 1913)
  • 1995 – Christopher Keene, American conductor and educator (b. 1946)
  • 1994 – Oscar M. Ruebhausen, American lawyer (b. 1912)
  • 1985 – Gordon Welchman, English-American mathematician and scholar (b. 1906)
  • 1985 – Malcolm Ross, American captain, physicist, and balloonist (b. 1919)
  • 1983 – Joan Hackett, American actress (b. 1934)
  • 1982 – Fernando Lamas, Argentinian-American actor and director (b. 1915)
  • 1978 – Bertha Parker Pallan, American archaeologist (b. 1907)
  • 1955 – Iry LeJeune, American accordion player (b. 1928)
  • 1952 – Joe Adams, American baseball player and manager (b. 1877)
  • 1944 – Wendell Willkie, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1892)
  • 1936 – Red Ames, American baseball player and manager (b. 1882)
  • 1936 – William Henry Stark, American businessman (b. 1851)
  • 1928 – Larry Semon, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)
  • 1886 – Austin F. Pike, American lawyer and politician (b. 1819)
  • 1869 – Franklin Pierce, American general, lawyer, and politician, 14th President of the United States (b. 1804)
  • 1793 – John Hancock, American merchant and politician, 1st Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1737)
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