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 This day in History - December 8
381 Historic Events for December 8
1957

Phll Collen, rocker

Birth
1957

Reginald Sheffield, actor (Second Chance), dies at 55

Death
1958

Billy Hufsey, actor (Christopher-Fame, Days of our Life)

Birth
1958

Wayne Dickert, Chattanooga TN, slalom double canoe (Olympics-11th-96)

Birth
1959

President Eisenhower watches Pakistan v Aust Test Cricket at Karachi

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1959

Mark Dickson, Tampa Fla, tennis star

Birth
1959

Marty Raybon, Sanford Fla, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)

Birth
1959

Paul Rutherford, vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)

Birth
1959

Dom Mintoff demands independence for Malta

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1960

Expansion LA Angels sign a 4 year lease to use Dodger Stadium

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1961

William Beatton Moonie, composer, dies at 78

Death
1961

Antwerp Belgium diocese forms

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1961

Larry Costello scores 32 consecutive pts without a miss (NBA rec)

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1961

S Africa v NZ, Durban debuts for Eddie Barlow and Peter Pollock

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1961

Wilt Chamberlain scores the 2nd highest total in the NBA - 78

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1962

"I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes at Shubert NYC after 300 perfs

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1962

114-day newspaper strike begins in NYC

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1962

Stephen John Elkington, Inverell Australia, PGA golfer (1990 Kmart)

Birth
1962

Failed coup in Brunei

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1962

Funeral for Queen Wilhelmina of Holland (New Kerk, Delft)

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1962

Berry van Aerle, Dutch soccer star (PSV)

Birth
1963

"Girl Who Came to Supper" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 112 perfs

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1963

Mickey Wright/Dave Ragan Jr wins LPGA Haig and Haig Scotch Mixed Golf

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1963

3 fuel tanks explodes when jetliner is struck by lightning crashing near Elkton, Maryland-Only case of lightning caused crash, 81 die

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1964

Teri Hatcher, Sunnyvale CA, actress (Lois Lane-Lois and Clark)

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