On October 8:
1895 Juan Perón, Argentinean President, was born.
1932 The Indian Air Force was established.
1939 Paul Hogan, Australian actor, was born.
1941 Stan Graham shot dead three policemen, fatally wounded another two men and escaped into the bush.
1941 US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson was born.
1943 US actor Chevy Chase was born.
1943 US children’s horror writer R.L (Robert Lawrence) Stine was born.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.