Monday 8 October 1928US date format: 10/8/1928, UK date format: 8/10/1928
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 8, 1928). The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bill Maynard and M Russell Ballard.
Show People, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
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- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Bill Maynard: English actor.
- M Russell Ballard: American religious figure.
- Ray Stricklyn: American film actor, stage actor, television actor, soap opera star and publicist.
- Tom Tierney: American paper doll artist, credited with reviving the lost art of paper doll making during his career which stretched from the 1970s to his death on 12 July 2014.
- M. Russell Ballard: Clergyman.
- M Ballard: American lieutenant and religious leader.
- Neil Harvey: Australian cricketer.
- Didi : Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2001).
- Larry Semon: American actor director producer and screenwriter (d. 1928).
- Eastern Soccer League forms in US.
- Joseph Szigeti gives the first performance of Alfredo Casella's Violin Concerto.
- Chiang Kai-shek is named as Generalissimo (Chairman of the National Military Council) of the Nationalist Government of the Republic of China.