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 This day in History - February 8
436 Historic Events for February 8
1970

Alonzo Mourning, NBA center (Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets)

Birth
1970

Cameron Cuffy, cricketer (St Vincent and WI fast bowler 1994-)

Birth
1971

Pedro Morales beats Ivan Koloff in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ

Event
1971

South Vietnamese troops invade Laos

Event
1971

Heidi Mark, Columbus OH, playmate (Jul, 1995)

Birth
1972

Marcus Pollard, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)

Birth
1972

Adrian Rollins, cricketer (Derbyshire batsman, bro of Robert of Essex)

Birth
1972

Josh Gibson and Buck Leonard selected to Hall of Fame

Event
1973

Andreas Gliatis, soccer player (NEC)

Birth
1973

Dave Dopek, Bolingbrook Illinois, 200m runner

Birth
1973

Tom King, Australian 470 class yachter (Olympics-96)

Birth
1973

Eric Kresser, quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)

Birth
1973

Michelle Brogan, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)

Birth
1973

Herbie Taylor, cricketer (2936 runs in 42 Tests for S Africa), dies

Death
1973

Jean Kerrs "Finishing Touches," premieres in NYC

Event
1973

Mushtaq and Asif Iqbal make 350 stand for 4th wicket v NZ

Event
1973

Senate names 7 members to investigate Watergate scandal

Event
1974

Skylab 4's astronauts land

Event
1974

Soap opera "Secret Storm" ends a 20 year run

Event
1974

Ringo releases "You're 16"

Event
1974

"Good Times," debuts on CBS TV

Event
1974

Fritz Zwicky, Swiss/US astronomer (supernova), dies at 75

Death
1974

Fern Andra, dies at 80

Death
1975

Caps only got one shot in a period against Islanders

Event
1975

1800 Unification church couples' wed in Korea

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