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 This day in History - January 8
467 Historic Events for January 8
1986

Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year

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1987

P G Joshi, cricketer (12 Tests for India 1951-60, ct 18 stp 9), dies

Death
1987

Peter Adams, actor (Alternative, Blowing Hot and Cold), dies at 69

Death
1987

Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games

Event
1987

Dow Jones closes above 2,000 for 1st time (2,002.25)

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1988

9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit

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1988

Dow Jones down 140.58 points

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1988

Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator

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1988

US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas

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1988

Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53), dies at 76

Death
1989

Kenneth McMillan, actor (Our Family Honor, Malone), dies at 67

Death
1989

Ken McMillan, actr (Malone, Concrete Beat), dies of heart attack at 56

Death
1989

Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Dutch folk singer, dies at 64

Death
1989

Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons

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1989

Boeing 737-400 crashes in England, 46 die

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1989

"Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 761 perfs

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1989

"42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 perfs

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1990

Terry Thomas, Engl comic (Heroes), dies of Parkinson's disease at 78

Death
1991

Steve Clark, guitarist (Def Leppard-Hysteria), dies at 30

Death
1991

Tam s Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4:12.36)

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1991

Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try

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1991

"Davis Rules," with Jonathan Winters and Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV

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1991

Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins and Rod Carew elected to Hall of Fame

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1992

Abderrahim Bouabid, Morroco prime secretary (1972), dies

Death
1992

Johnny [Jan] Meijer, Dutch king of accordians (Body and Soul), dies

Death