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 This day in History - October 8
380 Historic Events for October 8
1946

Jean-Jacques Beineix, director (Betty Blue, Diva)

Birth
1946

Aleksandr Gorshlov, ice dancer (holds 6 titles)

Birth
1946

Kwo-less-shrew selects Gen Chiang Kai-shek as president of China

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1946

Milt plane crashes at Christian HBS, 24 die

Event
1947

Yelena Ivanovna Dobrokvashina, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15a)

Birth
1947

Tony Wilson, Trinidad, rock vocalist (Hot Chocolate)

Birth
1947

Emiel Puttemans, Flemish athlete

Birth
1947

Felix Salten, [Siegmund Salzmann], Austria writer (Bambi), dies at 78

Death
1948

Johnny Ramone, NY, pop guitarist (Ramones-Love Live)

Birth
1948

Sarah Purcell, Richmond Ind, actress/TV hostess (Real People)

Birth
1948

Stefanie Marrian, Paris France, comedienne (Benny Hill Show)

Birth
1949

Hamish Stuart, Scotland, guitarist/singer (Average White Band)

Birth
1949

Michael Rose, rocker (Average White Band)

Birth
1949

Sigourney [Susan Alexandra] Weaver, LA, actress (Alien, Working Girl)

Birth
1950

Robert "Kool" Bell, Youngstown Oh, rocker (Kool and the Gang-Joanna)

Birth
1950

Cleveland Browns play Pittsburgh for 1st time, beat Steelers 30-17

Event
1950

4th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 7-1 at Detroit

Event
1951

Johnny Ramone [Cummings], guitarist/co-founder (Ramones)

Birth
1951

"Music in the Air" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 56 performances

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1951

Ford C Frick replaces Happy Chandler as 3rd commissioner of baseball Warren C Giles becomes president of baseball's National League

Event
1952

Cliff Adams, rocker

Birth
1952

2 trains collide with a derailed commuter train, kills 112 (England)

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1952

Chinese offensive in Korea

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1953

Nigel Bruce, actor (Son of Lassie, Spider Woman), dies at 58

Death
1953

Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in and drops white players from his group

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