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 This day in History - January 8
467 Historic Events for January 8
1948

Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason

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1948

Richard Tauber, Austria/British tenor/composer (L‚har), dies at 55

Death
1948

Kurt Schwitters, writer, dies at 60

Death
1948

Paul King, rocker (Blue Oyster Cult)

Birth
1948

Gillies Mackinnon, director (Playboys)

Birth
1948

Mel Pritchard, rocker

Birth
1949

Lawrence Rowe, cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 302 v Eng 1974)

Birth
1949

"Make Mine Manhattan" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 429 perfs

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1949

"My Romance" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 95 performances

Event
1949

"Small Wonder" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 134 performances

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1950

Joseph Issac Shneerson, Jewish Lubavitch Chabal leader, dies

Death
1950

Joseph A Schumpeter, Aus/US economist/Minister of Finance, dies at 66

Death
1950

George Rowe, cricketer (15 wckts in 4 Tests for S Af 1895-1902), dies

Death
1951

John McTiernan, Albany NY, actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man)

Birth
1951

Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda

Event
1951

Paul Dresher, composer

Birth
1951

G‚rard Leman, Belgian general

Birth
1952

Jordan adopts constitution

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1952

Antonia Maury, discoverer (supergiant, giant and dwarf stars), dies

Death
1952

Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 66

Death
1952

Lauri Walters, SF Calif, actress (8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment)

Birth
1952

Norm Jarvis, Prince Albert Sask, golfer (1984 Chilliwack)

Birth
1953

Ren‚ Mayer forms French govt

Event
1953

Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, composer, dies at 78

Death
1953

Indians bar night games with Browns (who refuse to share TV receipts)

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