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 This day in History - October 8
380 Historic Events for October 8
1980

USSR and Syria sign peace treaty

Event
1980

USSR performs nuclear test

Event
1981

USAC appeals panel restores disputed Indy 500 victory to Al Unser

Event
1981

Pres Reagan greeted predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald R Ford and Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat's funeral

Event
1981

1st broadcast of "Cagney and Lacey" on ABC-TV

Event
1981

Princess Juliana Edenia Antonia, of Netherlands

Birth
1982

NJ Devils 1st victory, beating NY Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands

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1982

Poland bans Solidarity and all labor unions

Event
1982

Philip J Noel-Baker, English minister (Nobel 1959), dies at 92

Death
1982

Fernando Lamas, actor/director (Lost World), dies of cancer at 67

Death
1983

1st regular season Islander OT game beat Caps 8-7

Event
1983

Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7

Event
1983

Joan Hackett, actress (Group, Flicks, Rivals), dies of cancer at 49

Death
1984

18th Country Music Assn Award: Alabama wins

Event
1984

Frederick Brisson, producer, dies at 71 after a stroke

Death
1985

Ricardo Bacchelli, playwright/poet (Il malino del Po), dies at 94

Death
1985

Leon Klinghoffer, hijackers of Achille Lauro, threw him off boat

Death
1985

Little Richard seriously injured in a car accident

Event
1985

Alain Boubil/Herbert Kretzner's "Les Mis‚rables," premieres in London

Event
1985

"Rembrandt and Hitler or Me" premieres in Amsterdam

Event
1986

Mike Scott ties playoff record of 14 strikeouts, beats Mets 1-0

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1986

RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs

Event
1988

Jay Howell ejected in NLCS game 3 for having pine tar on his glove

Event
1988

Ernst Hermann Meyer, composer, dies at 82

Death
1988

Fire in Seattle's Space Needle causes evacuation, $2,000 damage

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