On this day: October 8

Published On: Oct 05 2012 03:42:24 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 08 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Chicago burns, Don Larsen is perfection in the World Series, Jerry Lee Lewis records his biggest hit, and Martha Stewart reports to prison, all on this day.

OTD October 8 - Sigourney Weaver
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1949: Actress Sigourney Weaver, best known for movies like "Alien," "Ghostbusters," "Working Girl," "Gorillas in the Mist" and "Avatar," is born under the birth name Susan Alexandra Weaver in Manhattan, New York.


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