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 This day in History - February 8
436 Historic Events for February 8
1983

Tina Howe's "Painting Churches," premieres in NYC

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1983

Eric Peters sets transatlantic sailboat record (E-W)-46 days

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1983

Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino

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1983

35th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-3 at NY Islander

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1984

14th Winter Olympic games opens in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

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1984

1st time 8 people in space

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1984

A's take Yankees pitcher Tim Belcher as Type A free agent compensation

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1984

Soyuz T-10 launches with crew of 3 to Salyut 7

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1985

Bruce Morris, Marshall Univ, makes a 92' 5¬" basketball shot

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1985

Marvin Miller, actor (Michael Anthony-Millionaire), dies at 71

Death
1985

Tom Greenway, actor (Miami Story), dies of a heart attack at 75

Death
1985

Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea

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1985

1st-class cricket debut of Jimmy Adams (age 17), Jamaica v Barbados

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1985

Michael Gross swims world record 800m freestyle (7:38.75)

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1986

US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano

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1986

5' 7" Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition

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1987

Hendrik Koekoek, founder (Dutch Boer party), dies at 74

Death
1987

Harriet MacGibbon, actress (Mrs Drysdale-Beverly Hillbillies), dies

Death
1987

37th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 154-149 (OT) at Seattle

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1987

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

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1987

Bronislawa Wajs [Papuscha], writer, dies

Death
1988

Allan Cuthbertson, actor (Running Man, 7th Dawn), dies at 67

Death
1988

NASA launches DOD-2

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1989

Maurits Kok, Dutch writer/poet (Railroad Strike), dies at 81

Death
1989

5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles

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