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Basil Poledouris
   wrote music for   
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
October
   birthstone is   
Opal
Louis II
   ruled France from   
October 6, 877 to April 10, 879
The Clangers
      
Had Its Final Programme, a Four Minute Election Special on October 10, 1974
Entitled "Vote for Froglet".
Tommy Lee
   was born on   
October 3, 1961
Singer
Gwen Stefani
   was born on   
October 3, 1969
Singer
Chubby Checker
   was born on   
October 3, 1941
Singer, "The Twist"
U2
   released the album   
October (1981)
Mahatma Gandhi
   was born on   
October 2, 1869
Major political and spiritual leader of India; influential teacher of non-violent resistance
Giuseppe Verdi
   was born on   
October 10, 1813
Italian composer, mainly of operas
Luciano Pavarotti
   was born on   
October 12, 1935
Italian opera singer
Paul Simon
   was born on   
October 13, 1941
American singer, songwriter
Margaret Thatcher
   was born on   
October 13, 1925
British Prime Minister
Dwight D. Eisenhower
   was born on   
October 14, 1890
34th President of the United States; Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe during WWII
Alfred Nobel
   was born on   
October 21, 1833
Swedesh chemist, engineer and inventor of dynamite; originator of the Nobel Prizes
Columbus Day (U.S.A.)
   is held on   
Second Monday in October
Federal Observance
Libra
   represents the period   
23rd September to 22nd October
Scorpio
   represents the period   
23rd October to 21st November
October
   in Spanish is   
Octubre
October
   has   
Calendula
Hallowe'en (Ireland)
   is held on   
October 30th
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
   starred   
Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin and Scott Glenn
Director: John McTiernan
Draconids
   is best seen in   
Early October
Debris from Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
   featured the   
USS Dallas
For the filming in the Pacific Ocean, USS Houston was the primary submarine used. The USS Louisville was used in two scenes
Tom Clancy
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Based on the 1984 book
Homer H. Hickam
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
October Sky (1999)
Based on the 1998 book 'Rocket Boys: A Memoir'
The Hunt for _____ October
   contains the colour   
Red
Leif Erickson Day (U.S.A.)
   is held on   
October 9th
Federal Observance
Halloween (U.S.A.)
   is held on   
October 31st
Federal Observance
The October Man (1947)
   starred   
John Mills, Joan Greenwood and Edward Chapman
Director: Roy Ward Baker. Also starred Kay Walsh, Joyce Carey & Catherine Lacey
The October Man (1947)
   has the tagline   
He Was Suspect Number One...while the Real Killer Stalked the Streets
Kevin Costner
   was considered for the role of   
Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Alec Baldwin got the part
Harrison Ford
   was considered for the role of   
Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Alec Baldwin got the part
Narquelie
   is the elvish word for   
October
October
   has the Native American name   
Hunter's Moon
The first moon after the harvest moon is the hunter's moon, so named as the preferred month to hunt summer-fattened deer and fox unable to hide in now bare fields. Like the harvest moon, the hunter's moon is also particularly bright and long in the sky, giving hunters the opportunity to stalk prey at night. Other names include the travel moon and the dying grass moon.
Captain Marko Ramius
   was played by Sean Connery in   
The Hunt For Red October
Played the role of a Russian submarine commander who disillusioned with the way the Russian Navy was being used by the powers to be so he plans to and steals one of the nuclear submarines to hand it over to the USA. Co stars included Alec Baldwin and Sam Neill.
Shostakovich's Symphony No. 2
   has the nickname   
To October
Composed by Dmitri Shostakovich
October
   in Macedonian is   
октомври
October Sky (1999)
   starred   
Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper and Laura Dern
Director: Joe Johnston. Also starred Chris Owen, William Lee Scott & Chad Lindberg. Plot: The true story of Homer Hickam (Gyllenhaal), a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.
Addie Joss
   pitched a perfect game on   
October 2nd 1908
Cleveland Indians 1, Chicago White Sox 0 at Cleveland, Ohio -- 28 years old
Dylan Thomas
   wrote   
Especially When the October Wind
"...with frosty fingers punishes my hair, caught by the crabbing sun I walk on fire"
October
   in Irish is   
Deireadh Fómhair
Hunt for Red October (1990)
   contains the line   
"Russians Don't Take a Dump, Son, Without a Plan."
Captain Marko Ramius
   was captain of the   
Red October
A submarine in 'The Hunt for Red October', a novel by Tom Clancy. The story follows the intertwined adventures of Soviet submarine captain Marko Aleksandrovich Ramius and CIA analyst Jack (John Patrick) Ryan. In the 1990 movie 'The Hunt for Red October' Sean Connery played Marko Ramius.
Joe Haldeman
   won the award for the poem   
Eighteen Years Old, October Eleventh
1991
Macedonian Revolutionery Fight Day
   is held on   
October 23rd
On this day in 1893, the Macedonian revolutionery organization was formed.
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
      
Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin and Scott Glenn
"Central Intelligence Agency... Now, there's a contradiction in terms."
October Sky (1999)
   is a film about   
Homer Hickam
Portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal
Sibelius: Finlandia
   was used in   
The Hunt for Red October
Tom Clancy
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Based on the 1984 book






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