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Today is Tuesday, October 8th, the 281st day of the year. There are 84

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

days remaining until the end of the year and 78 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, Lupus Awareness Month, National Diabetes

Awareness Month, American Pharmacist Month, Clergy Appreciation

Month, Computer Learning Month, Cookie Month, Domestic Violence

Awareness Month, National Pizza Month, National Vegetarian Month,

Robert "Kool" Bell

Robert “Kool” Bell

National Popcorn Popping Month, Seafood Month, Customer Service

Week, American Touch Tag Day, Columbus Day!


Fred Cash, 79, singer (Impressions)

Jesse Jackson, 78,  civil rights activist

Tony Wilson, 72, singer (Hot Chocolate)

Cece Winans

Cece Winans

Hamish Stuart, 70, guitarist/singer (Average White Band)

Michael Rose, 70, singer (Average White Band)

Robert “Kool” Bell, 69, musician/singer (Kool & the Gang)

CeCe Winans, 55, singer

Martin Mayhew, 54, football player

Teddy Riley, 51, producer

Monty Williams, 49, basketball player/coach

Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon

Rashaan Salaam, 45, football player

Nick Canon, 39, actor

Bruno Mars, 33, singer


Doc Green, 85, singer (Drifters)



Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

1775 – Officers decide to bar slaves & free blacks from Continental Army.

1953 – Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson’s Negro-White All-Stars

from playing there. Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group.

1972 – Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game


1980 – After playing two shows at the Madison Square Garden, Bob Marley

collapsed in Central Park while jogging, brought to Sloan-Kettering




1985 – Little Richard seriously injured in a car accident.

1986 – RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs.

2001 – President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the

Office of Homeland Security.


As a Libra born on October 8th, your considerate and thoughtful nature are amongst your most appreciate qualities. You thrive for a social setting, where your understanding and sensitivity can emerge. You really do put the needs of others above your own, as it seems you would do just about anything for another human being. Likewise, you always are available to offer a non-judgmental ear or supportive words to those closest to you. Its very likely that someone has described you as the “perfect friend.”

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