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 This day in History - December 8
381 Historic Events for December 8
1978

Golda Meir, Israel's PM (1969-74), dies in Jerusalem at 80

Death
1978

Kate Robinson, Peoria Ill, dance skater (and Kate Robinson)

Birth
1978

Commencement of the 1st day/night WSC cricket supertest at VFL Park

Event
1980

"Bravo" network premieres on cable TV

Event
1980

John Lennon, assassinated in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40

Death
1981

France performs nuclear test

Event
1981

Shakey, [Walter Horton], harmonicist (Everybody's Fishin'), dies at 64

Death
1982

Surendre Rambocus, Suriname army lieutenant, murdered

Death
1982

Shakey, [Walter Horton], rocker, dies at 72

Death
1982

Marty Robbins, country singer, dies at 57

Death
1982

Leckie, Suriname scholar, murdered

Death
1982

Kenneth Goncalves, Deacon of Surinamese order of advocate, murdered

Death
1982

Jozef Slagveer, Suriname journalist, murdered

Death
1982

Harald Riedewald, Suriname attorney, murdered

Death
1982

Frank Wijngaarde, Suriname journalist, murdered

Death
1982

Cyrill Daal, Suriname worker's union leader, murdered

Death
1982

Bram Behr, Suriname revolutionary, murdered

Death
1982

Andr‚ Kamperveen, Suriname minister, murdered

Death
1982

Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux), dies

Death
1982

John Baboeram, Suriname lawyer, murdered

Death
1982

Leslie Rahman, Suriname journalist, murdered

Death
1982

Demanding an end to nuclear weapons, Norman Mayer, held Wash Monument hostage. After 10 hrs, police kill him he had no explosives

Event
1982

Suriname army leader Bouterse murders 15 opponents

Event
1982

Clark Gilles fails in 7th Islander penalty shot

Event
1982

"Herman Van Veen: All of Him" opens at Ambassador NYC for 6 perfs

Event