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 This day in History - December 8
381 Historic Events for December 8
1991

"Nick and Nora" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 9 performances

Event
1991

Buck Clayton, US jazz trumpeter/orchestra leader, dies

Death
1991

Kimberly Bergalis, got AIDS from health care worker, dies at 23

Death
1991

Russia, Belorussia and Ukraine form Commonwealth of Ind States

Event
1991

Kris Tschetter/Billy Andrade wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Event
1992

William Shawn, US editor-in-chief (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85

Death
1992

NBC announces that "Cheers" will go off the air in May, 1993

Event
1992

Galileo's nearest approach to Jupiter (303 km)

Event
1993

Andr‚ Cerf, French actor/producer (Nana), dies at 93

Death
1993

Carlotta Monti, lover of WC Fields, dies at 86

Death
1993

4th Billboard Music Awards

Event
1993

Dow-Jones hits record 3734.53

Event
1993

30 killed at religious rebellion in Algeria

Event
1993

Storm hits West Europe, 11 killed in England

Event
1994

Jes£s "Enrique" L¡ster, Span/Russian general (Civil War), dies at 87

Death
1994

Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazil composer (Girl From Ipanema), dies at 67

Death
1994

"What's Wrong With this Picture?" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 12 per

Event
1994

Darryl Strawberry indicted on tax evasion charges

Event
1994

Fire in cinema in Karamay China, 310 killed

Event
1994

Israel Aaron Maisels, lawyer, dies at 89

Death
1995

Carl Marsden, bodyguard, dies at 36

Death
1995

Ernest LeRoy Boyer, educator, dies at 67

Death
1995

Mikki Doyle, journalist, dies at 79

Death
1995

John Gillett, film researcher, dies at 70

Death
1996

Marin Sorescu, poet/dramatist, dies at 60

Death