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 This day in History - November 8
349 Historic Events for November 8
1984

STS 51-A mission; launch

Event
1984

Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, composer, dies at 81

Death
1985

Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission

Event
1986

Beatrice Kay, singer/actress (Sister Sue-Calvin and the Col), dies at 78

Death
1986

"Song and Dance" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances

Event
1987

Australia beat England by 7 runs to win cricket World Cup

Event
1987

11 die as a bomb planted by Irish Republican Army explodes

Event
1987

IRA-bomb attack in Enniskillen North Ireland, 11 killed

Event
1987

Yuko Moriguchi wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

Event
1988

George Bush (R) beats Mike Dukakis (D) for presidency

Event
1988

Rafael Fern ndez Col¢n elected if pres of Puerto Rico

Event
1988

Arco Arena in Sacramento CA opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75

Event
1988

900 die as earthquake hits China

Event
1989

Andr‚ Kloos, Dut trade union leader (NVV)/chairman (VARA), dies at 67

Death
1989

Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (Virginia)

Event
1989

Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year

Event
1989

David Dinkins elected 1st black mayor of NYC

Event
1990

Anya Seton, US author, dies

Death
1990

Grampy Davis, dies of heart attack at 87

Death
1990

"6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 perfs

Event
1990

100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf

Event
1990

Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

Event
1990

Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World

Event
1990

Saddam fires his army chief and threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula

Event
1991

Christine Felsmann, dies

Death