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|October 8th, 2007||Death||John Henry, American race horse (born in 1975)|
|October 8th, 2006||Death||Mark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (born in 1975)|
|October 8th, 2005||Event||The Kashmir earthquake hits parts of northern South Asia at 03:50 UTC.|
|October 8th, 2005||Death||Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (born in 1928)|
|October 8th, 2004||Death||Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (born in 1930)|
|October 8th, 2004||Death||James Chace, American historian (born in 1931)|
|October 8th, 2002||Death||Jacques Richard, French Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1952)|
|October 8th, 2001||Event||A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.|
|October 8th, 2001||Event||U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.|
|October 8th, 1999||Event||New Coligny Calendar, NCC, The beginning of a new era of the Coligny calendar, the oldest material Celtic calendar.|
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