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 This day in History - January 8
467 Historic Events for January 8
1953

Bruce Sutter, pitcher (Cubs, Cards, Braves)

Birth
1954

Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio and records his 1st two songs, "Casual Love" and "I'll Never Stand in Your Way"

Event
1955

WUNC TV channel 4 in Chapel Hill, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1955

Mike Reno, Vancouver BC Canada, rock vocalist (Loverboy)

Birth
1955

Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 pt

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1955

Georgia Tech ends Kentucky's 130-game home basketball win streak

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1955

Louise Sugg wins LPGA LA Golf Open

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1956

Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog," single goes to #1 and stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single)

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1956

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken

Event
1958

Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana

Event
1959

Michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer

Birth
1959

Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as pres of France's 5th Republic

Event
1960

Jolanda Egger, Luzean Switz, playmate (June, 1983)

Birth
1961

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters

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1961

Shoaib Mohammad, cricketer (son of Hanif Patient and prolific batsman)

Birth
1962

Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Neth)

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1962

Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th

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1963

Hiromi Kobayashi, Fukushima Japan, LPGA golfer (1993 JAL Big Apple)

Birth
1963

Stark Young, US writer (So Red the Rose), dies at 81

Death
1963

Dmitri Shostakovitch' Katharina Ismailova, premieres in Riga

Event
1963

"Mona Lisa," on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art

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1964

President Lyndon B Johnson declares "War on Poverty"

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1964

European Parliament accept Mansholt Plan

Event
1964

Peter [Ped] Gill, rocker (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax) [or 3/5]

Birth
1964

Virgil Hill, Missouri, middleweight boxer (Olympic-silver-1984)

Birth