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 This day in History - February 8
436 Historic Events for February 8
1943

Jose de Almeida Prado, composer

Birth
1943

Creed Bratton, Calif, rock guitarist (Grass Roots-Sooner or Later)

Birth
1943

Bob Oliver, baseball player

Birth
1943

Red Army recaptures Kursk

Event
1944

U-762 sunk off Ireland

Event
1944

Jim Capaldi, rocker (Traffic)

Birth
1944

1st black reporter accredited to White House, Harry McAlpin

Event
1944

Clem Wilson, cricketer (bro of Rockley, 2 Tests for Engld 1896), dies

Death
1944

Bunky Henry, golfer

Birth
1945

Allied air attack on Goch/Kleef/Kalkar/Reichswald

Event
1946

Paul Wheatbread, rocker (Gary Puckett and Union Gap-Young Girl)

Birth
1946

"Fito" Adolpho De La Parra, LA Calif, rocker (Canned Heat-Hot Money)

Birth
1946

Premier Salazar of Portugal forbids opposition parties

Event
1946

Miles Mander, actor/director (Murder, 3 Musketeers), dies at 57

Death
1946

B‚la Bart•ks 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Phila

Event
1947

Sam Gannon, cricketer (Austr lefty quick, 3 Tests v India 1977-78)

Birth
1947

KSD (now KSDK) TV channel 5 in St Louis, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event
1947

Jan van der Hoorn wins 8th Dutch 11-cities skating race (10:51)

Event
1947

Ernest Samuel Williams, composer, dies at 65

Death
1948

Dan Seals, McCamey Texas, vocalist (Seals and Crofts-You Still Move Me)

Birth
1948

5th Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland

Event
1949

Brooke Adams, NYC, actress (Cynthia-OK Crackerby, Body Snatchers)

Birth
1949

Julia Barr, Ft Wayne Ind, actress (Brooke-All My Children)

Birth
1949

Scott Allen, USA, skater (Olympic-bronze-1964)

Birth
1949

Franco Leoni, composer, dies at 81

Death