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 This day in History - November 8
349 Historic Events for November 8
1949

Al Berger, rocker

Birth
1950

1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War

Event
1950

Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year

Event
1950

In the Korean War, 1st jet battle takes place

Event
1950

Boston Red Sox 1B Walt Dropo wins AL Rookie of Year

Event
1951

NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards

Event
1951

Mary Hart, Sioux Falls SD, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight)

Birth
1951

Larry Burnette, rocker (Firefall)

Birth
1952

Jan Raas, Dutch bicyclist

Birth
1952

Christie Ann Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, CEO (Playboy)

Birth
1952

Claude Carter, cricketer (took 28 wkts 10 Tests for S Africa), dies

Death
1953

Iwan Bunin, writer, dies at 83

Death
1953

John van Melle, South African writer (Bart Nel), dies at 66

Death
1953

Salazars party wins all parliament seats in Portugal

Event
1954

AL approves Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City

Event
1954

Rickie Lee Jones, Chicago, singer (Chuck E's in Love)

Birth
1956

Beverly Klass, LPGA golfer

Birth
1956

Randi Brooks, NYC, actress (Man With 2 Brains, Tightrope)

Birth
1956

UN demands USSR leave Hungary

Event
1957

Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

Event
1957

Yohan Gunasekera, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)

Birth
1958

"Maria Golovin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 5 performances

Event
1958

Terry Lee Miall, England, rock drummer (Adam and The Ants)

Birth
1959

Simon Davis, Victorian cricket pace bowler (Test v NZ 1986, no wkts)

Birth
1959

KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast

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