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October 8

Native American Day

National Poetry Day

1904 Edmonton, Alberta becomes an incorporated city.

1922 The New York Giants sweep the New York Yankees to win the World Series

1927 The New York Yankees sweep the Pittsburgh Pirates at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York.

1930 Philadelphia Athletics win the World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals.

1939 The New York Yankees make it 4 World Series champions in a row by sweeping the Cincinnati Reds in 4 games.

1940 Cincinnati Reds win the World Series over The Detroit Tigers in a 7 game series.

1957 The Dodgers will be move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.

1959 Los Angeles Dodgers win the world series over the Chicago White Sox.

1981 Cagney & Lacey premiers on ABC.

1982 The musical Cats opens on Broadway.

1989 Oakland Athletics win 4 - 3 & clinch the American League title over the Toronto Blue Jays

Happy Birthday

1938 Walter Gretzky father of Wayne Gretzky

1943 Chevy Chase actor SNL, Vaction

1948 Johnny Ramone musician in the band The Ramones

1949 Sigourney Weaver actress Alien

1965 C.J. Ramone in the band the Ramones

1968 C.L Smooth Rapper in the rap group Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

1970 Matt Damon actor Good Will Hunting

1980 Nick Cannon rapper, actor, television host

1980 The Miz WWE superstar

1985 Bruno Mars musician

1997 Bella Thorne actress