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 This day in History - December 8
381 Historic Events for December 8
1950

Dan Hartman, rocker

Birth
1950

Rick Baker, Binghamton NY, special effects makeup artist (Exorcist)

Birth
1951

"Tree Grows in Brooklyn" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 267 perfs

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1951

AL alters its restrictions on night games, adopting NL's suspended game rule and lifting its ban on lights for Sunday games

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1952

Richie Morales, drummer (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)

Birth
1952

Sam Kinison, screaming comedian/actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover)

Birth
1952

1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)

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1952

Isaak Ben-Zwi elected pres of Israel

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1952

French troops shoot on demonstrators at Casablanca, 50 die

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1953

19th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lattner, Notre Dame (HB)

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1953

Roy Firestone, sportscaster (Life's Most Embarrassing Moments)

Birth
1953

Kim Basinger, Athens Ga, actress (9« Weeks, Batman)

Birth
1954

Maxwell Anderson's "Bad Seed," premieres in NYC

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1954

WPTZ TV channel 5 in Plattsburgh, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1954

Gladys George, actress (Roaring Twenties), dies at 50

Death
1955

Turkish govt of Menderes forms

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1955

Ian Greig, cricketer (brother of Tony Two Tests for England 1982)

Birth
1955

Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award

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1955

Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist, dies at 69

Death
1955

21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)

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1956

Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76

Death
1956

Guy Mitchell's "Singing the Blues," single goes #1 for 10 weeks

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1956

1st test firing of Vanguard satellite program, TV-0

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1956

Warren Cuccurullo, rock guitarist (Missing Persons)

Birth
1956

16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia

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