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 This day in History - December 8
381 Historic Events for December 8
1934

Bernhard Seklas, composer, dies at 62

Death
1934

Friedrich Wolf's "Professor Mamlock," premieres in Zurich

Event
1936

W S "Buster" Farrer, cricketer (South African Test batsman 1962-64)

Birth
1936

Peter Parfitt, cricketer (fine England batsman of the 1960's)

Birth
1936

Anastasio Somoza elected pres of Nicaragua

Event
1936

NAACP files suit to equalize salaries of black and white teachers

Event
1936

David Carradine, Hollywood CA, actor (Kung Fu, Mean Streets)

Birth
1937

Jan van Houwelingen, Dutch undersecretary of Defense (CDA)

Birth
1937

James MacArthur, LA Calif, actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0)

Birth
1938

LP Beria follows Nikolai Jezjov as head of Russian secret police

Event
1938

Highest temperature for December in US recorded in La Mesa Calif

Event
1939

Jerry Butler, Sunflower Miss, rock vocalist (Never Give You Up)

Birth
1939

Lynn Wilson, contractor/multi-millionaire

Birth
1939

James Galway, Belfast Ireland, flutist (18k gold flute, Royal Phil)

Birth
1939

Ernest Schelling, composer, dies at 63

Death
1940

Graham Knight, rocker

Birth
1940

Jenny Linden, English actress (Hedda, Dr Who and the Daleks)

Birth
1940

Nick Nolte, actor (Teachers, 48 Hours, North Dallas 40)

Birth
1940

1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0

Event
1941

Albert J Evenhuis, Dutch undersecretary of Economic (VVD)

Birth
1941

Geoff Hurst, cricketer (Essex 1962, better known as soccer immortal)

Birth
1941

Destruction Camp Chelmo opens

Event
1941

London: Dutch government declares Japan the war

Event
1941

Russian 16th army recaptures Krijukovo

Event
1941

SF 1st blackout, at 6:15 PM

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