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Notable Birthdays for October 8

Those born on this date include:

- Musician Dick Burnett in 1883
- World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker in 1890
- Argentine dictator Juan Peron in 1895
- Science fiction writer Frank Herbert in 1920
- Gossip columnist Rona Barrett in 1936 (age 76)
- Tennis Hall of Fame member Fred Stolle in 1938 (age 74)
- Civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson in 1941 (age 71)
- Goosebumps author R.L. Stine in 1943 (age 69)
- Rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame members Johnny Ramone in 1948 and C.J. Ramone in 1965 (age 47)
- Political commentator Steve Coll in 1958 (age 54)
- Olympic gold medal swimmer Matt Biondi in 1965 (age 47)
- And actors Paul Hogan in 1939, Chevy Chase in 1943 (age 69), Sigourney Weaver in 1949 (age 63), Darrell Hammond in 1955 (age 57)
- Stephanie Zimbalist in 1956 (age 56), Matt Damon in 1970 (age 42) and Nick Cannon in 1980 (age 32).

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