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 This day in History - January 8
467 Historic Events for January 8
1992

Menachim Begin, Israeli PM, dies at 78 of a heart attack

Death
1992

George Bush gets ill and vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap

Event
1993

NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman

Event
1993

Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Syncope), dies at 63

Death
1993

Hakija Turajlic, Bosnian vice-premier, murdered

Death
1993

Asif Nawaz, Pakistani general, dies

Death
1993

Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point

Event
1993

Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

Event
1993

Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point

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1994

Russian manned space craft TM-18, launches into orbit

Event
1994

Jay Blackton, US conductor/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 84

Death
1994

Lady Caithness, wife of Brit undersecretary, commits suicide

Death
1994

Sri Chandrashekhara Saraswathi, guru of Kanchi, dies at 99

Death
1994

Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Italian actor (Octopus), dies at 52

Death
1994

Edward Duke, actor (Decadence, Silver Bears), dies of cancer at 40

Death
1994

US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis

Event
1994

Pat Buttram, actor (Haney-Green Acres), dies of kidney failure at 78

Death
1994

Rintje Ritsma skates world record 1500m (1:51.60)

Event
1994

Harvey Haddix, pitcher (12 perfect inning game), dies at 68

Death
1995

15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000

Event
1995

Carlos Monzon, [El Macho], Arg medium weight boxing champ (1970-77), dies at 52

Death
1995

Joyce McCartan, peace campaigner, dies at 68

Death
1995

Louis "Loulou" Gast‚, guitarist/comp (Doggy in the Window), dies at 88

Death
1995

Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Event
1995

"Guys and Dolls" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1143 perfs

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