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Written by Barry Kowal   
Sep 23, 2020 at 06:22 PM

    we have thirteen (13 birthdays and a trivia fact on this date;a singer,a civil rights activist,five actors,an actress,two models,a professional basketball coach,politician and a social worker.
     Let's start with the trivia fact.


Trivia fact)Sunday,October 8,1967:Che Guevara in Bolivia was captured by the 2nd
Battalion of the Bolivian Rangers who were trained by the CIA.The next day he was

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 1)Born on Tuesday,October 8,1985 in Honolulu,Hawaii,USA is a singer who has a father who is of half Puerto Rican and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Ukraine and Hungary) and is originally from Brooklyn,New York.His mother emigrated from the Philippines to Hawaii as a child,and was of Filipino,and some Spanish, ancestry.
   He had a song that spent 14 weeks at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 2015 and was Billboard's #1 single for the entire year of 2015.
  On my all time Top 6500 (published in 2018) this singer has three (3) songs in the top 50 of all-time with one of them in the top 10.

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 2)Born on Wednesday,October 8,1941 in Greenville,South Carolina,U.S.A. is an American civil rights activist,Baptist minister and politician.He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.He is the founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH.A former U.S. Representative from Illinois is his eldest son.He was also the host of "Both Sides with XXXXXXXXX" on CNN from 1992 to 2000.
   He was present with Martin Luther King in Memphis when Dr.King was assassinated.

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 3)Born on Sunday,October 8,1939 in Lightning Ridge,New South Wales,Australia is the star of the 1986 movie "Crocodile Dundee".

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 4)Born on Thursday,October 8,1970 in Cambridge,Massachusetts,USA is an actor,film
producer and screenwriter.He is ranked among Forbes magazine's most bankable stars
and is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.He has received various accolades,including an Academy Award from five nominations,two Golden Globe Awards from eight nominations and has been nominated for three British Academy Film Awards and six Emmy Awards.
   He is known for his starring roles as Jason Bourne in the "Bourne" franchise
2002-2016) and as a con man in the Ocean's trilogy (2001-2007).

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 5)Born on Wednesday,October 8,1980 in San Diego,California,USA is an actor, rapper,director,producer,television presenter,radio personality nd activist.On television,he began as a teenager on "All That" before going on to host his own show,"Wild 'N Out","America's Got Talent","Lip Sync Battle Shorties" and "The Masked Singer".

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  6)Born on Friday,October 8,1943 in New York City is an actor,comedian and writer.He became a key cast member in the first season of "Saturday Night Live",where his recurring Weekend Update segment soon became a staple of the show.
   He had his first leading film role in the comedy "Foul Play" (1978),earning two
Golden Globe Award nominations.He is further known for his portrayals of Clark W.
Griswold in five National Lampoon's Vacation films and Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher in
both "Fletch" (1985) and "Fletch Lives" (1989).

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 7)Born on Tuesday,October 8,1974 in Auckland,New Zealand is an actor known for his roles on the ABC medical drama "Off The Map" as Dr. Ben Keeton,
the ABC medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" as Dr. Nathan Riggs,the Netflix romantic drama "Virgin River" as Jack Sheridan and for his performance as
Noah Clay in the 2002 horror film "The Ring",while remaining known in his home country for his teenage role as Stuart Neilson in the soap opera
"Shortland Street."
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 8)Born on Saturday,October 8,1949 in New York City is an actress.Following her film debut with a non speaking role in "Annie Hall",she quickly came to prominence with her first lead role as Ellen Ripley in "Alien".
   She is known for her starring roles in the box-office hits "Ghostbusters" (1984),"Ghostbusters II"(1989) and "Avatar" (2009).

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Sigourney Weaver

 9)Born on Monday,October 8,1984 in Columbia,South Carolina,USA is a fashion model,contestant (second runner-up) of America's Next Top Model (season 7).She is also thePlayboy Playmate of the Month for December 2015 and the Playmate of the Year 2016.

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Eugena Washington

10)Born on Thursday,October 8,1987 in London is a model and Penthouse Pet of the
month for August 2015.

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Samantha Bentley

11)Born on Friday,October 8,1971 in Fredericksburg,Virginia,USA is professional
basketball coach and a retired player and executive who is currently the assistant
coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.He was the head coach for the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 2010 until 2015 and is an assistant coach with the United States national team under Mike Krzyzewski.

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12)Born on Wednesday,October 8,1958 in Ixelles,Belgium is a German politician and
the president of the European Commission since 1 December 2019.She served in the
federal government of Germany from 2005 to 2019 as the longest-serving member of
Angela Merkel's cabinet.

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13)Born on Sunday,October 8,1950 in New York City is a social worker,college
administrator and political staffer.She was provost and interim president of
Goddard College and president of Burlington College.In June 2017,she founded the
think tank The Sanders Institute.She is the wife of a US Senator from Vermont. 

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