8 October 2023
7.30pm (AEDT) – Cricket World Cup – Australia v India – Chennai, India
Start of Veterans Health Week (until 15 October)
International Lesbian Day
World Octopus Day
Birthdays for Paul Hogan (1939), Matt Damon (1970) and Bruno Mars (1980)
• America’s deadliest wildfire that claimed more than 1,200 lives in Peshtigo, Wisconsin (1871)
• the Second Opium War beginning that pitted the British and French Empires against the Qing dynasty of China (1856)
• the patenting of the microwave oven (1945)
• the release of John Lennon’s mega-hit Imagine (1971)
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