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 This day in History - December 8
381 Historic Events for December 8
1983

Slim Pickins, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies after brain surgery at 64

Death
1983

9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-lands at Edwards AFB

Event
1983

Richard Baker, Zen teacher, steps down from abbotship of SF Zen Center

Event
1984

Luther Adler, actor (Dr Bernard Altman-The Psychiatrist), dies at 81

Death
1984

Ringo appears on Saturday Night Live

Event
1984

Europe and 64 developing countries sign Lom‚ III treaty

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1984

73rd Australian Men Tennis: Mats Wilander beats K Curren (67 64 76 62)

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1985

Ken O'Brien's 96 yard TD pass (NY Jet record) to Wesley Walker

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1985

Laurie Rinker/Larry Rinker wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

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1985

60th Australian Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (62 46 62)

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1986

House Dems select majority leader Jim Wright as 48th speaker

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1987

President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles

Event
1987

Occupied Palestinians start "intefadeh" (uprising) against Israel

Event
1987

Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games

Event
1987

Flyers' Ron Hextall becomes 1st goalie to actually score a goal

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1988

Knick's set NBA record of 11 3-pointers and sink Bucks, 113-109

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1988

Anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79

Death
1988

Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, US singer (Persuasions-Good news), dies at 44

Death
1989

Hans Hartung, German/French painter, dies

Death
1989

Great Britain performs nuclear test

Event
1990

Pony Sherrell Metcalf, NY, singer, dies of heart attack

Death
1990

Galileo Earth-1 Flyby

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1990

Indians agree to a lease new ballpark in Gateway (Jacobs Field)

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1990

Martin Ritt, US, director/actor (Norma Rae), dies at 70

Death
1991

"Homecoming" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 49 performances

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