ON THIS DAY - October 8th:

1939 - NY Yankees sweep Reds in 36th World Series, 4th straight WS win
1940 - Cin Reds beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3, in 37th World Series
1979 - 13th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell wins
1984 - 18th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
1990 - 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins "Entertainer of Year", Clint Black wins "Male Vocalist Of year", Kathy Mattea wins "Female Vocalist Of Year" & Garth Brooks wins "Horizon Award" & Video of Year for "The Dance"
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.


1941 - Jesse Jackson, Greenville SC, clergyman/presidential candidate (D)
1943 - Chevy Chase, comedian/actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack), born in NYC, New York
1949 - Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra], LA, actress (Alien, Working Girl)
1970 - Matt Damon, Cambridge, Massachusetts, American actor (Good Will Hunting, Ocean's trilogy, Bourne trilogy)


1793 - John Hancock, US merchant/statesman (Decl of Independence), dies at 56

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