On this day: October 8

POSTED: 01:42 PM PDT Oct 05, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 07, 2015 

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 - Johnny Ramone
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1948: Rock musician and songwriter Johnny Ramone, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones, is born John William Cummings in Long Island, New York. He died of prostate cancer at age 55 on Sept. 15, 2004.


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