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 This day in History - October 8
380 Historic Events for October 8
1959

"At the Drop of a Hat" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 216 perfs

Event
1959

Gavin Friday, [Fionan Hanvey], Irish singer (Virgin Prunes)

Birth
1959

Conservatives win British election

Event
1960

Bobby Richarson hits a World Series grand slammer

Event
1961

Whitey Ford breaks Babe Ruth's World Series record of 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, running his streak to 32

Event
1961

US Constellation crashes at Richmond Virginia, 74 die

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1961

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Event
1961

Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Bill Brannin's Swing Parade Golf Tournament

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1962

N Korea reports 100% election turnout, 100% vote for Workers' Party

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1962

Algeria admitted as 109th member of UN

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1963

Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya

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1964

Charles Hodge, NYU professor (Answers for Americans), dies at 69

Death
1964

Ringo Starr takes and passes his driving test

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1964

Gilroy Roberts becomes 1st US chief engraver to retire (than die)

Event
1965

Martin Mayhew, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs)

Birth
1965

Djakarta Moslems set fire to PKI-headquarter

Event
1965

London's Post Office Tower opens, tallest building in England

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1965

Matt Biondi, US 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-84, 88, 92)

Birth
1965

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1965

Once-Hertogenbosch soccer team FC de Bosch forms

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1965

Ross Flemer, Newport Beach Calif, rower (Olympics-1996)

Birth
1966

Wyoming's Jerry DePoyster kicks 3 field goals over 50 yds (54, 54, 52)

Event
1967

Clement R Attlee, premier pf Great Britain (1945-51), dies at 84

Death
1967

[Ernesto] Che Guevara [Serna], Arg/Cuban revolutionary, dies

Death
1968

Aircraft carrier Charles Doorman sold to Argentina

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