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 This day in History - December 8
381 Historic Events for December 8
1969

Darrin Shannon, Barrie, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)

Birth
1969

Lisa Marie Munzert, New Castle Delaware, Miss Delaware-America (1991)

Birth
1969

Victor Green, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)

Birth
1969

Police surprise attack on Black-Panthers in LA

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1969

Greek DC-6B crashes in storm at Athens, 93 killed

Event
1970

Christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77

Death
1971

Garvin Alston, Mt Vernon NY, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)

Birth
1971

James Stewart, NFL running back (Minn Vikings)

Birth
1972

George Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash

Death
1972

United Airlines crashes at Chicago's Midway Airport killing 45

Event
1973

Mitch Jacoby, tight end (St Louis Rams)

Birth
1973

Monty Montgomery, defensiveback (Indianapolis Colts)

Birth
1973

39th Heisman Trophy Award: John Cappelletti, Penn State (RB)

Event
1973

"Seesaw" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 296 performances

Event
1974

Paul Staight, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)

Birth
1974

Irish Republican Socialist Party forms

Event
1974

Sandra Post wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open

Event
1974

Soyuz 16 returns to Earth

Event
1974

Greek monarchy rejected by referendum

Event
1974

Hugues Panassiā€š, French jazz saxophonist/author, dies at 62

Death
1975

"Raisin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 847 performances

Event
1976

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1976

UN General Assembly re-elects Kurt Waldheim secretary-General

Event
1977

Portugal's premier Soares resigns

Event
1977

43rd Heisman Trophy Award: Earl Campbell, Texas (RB)

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