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 This day in History - February 8
436 Historic Events for February 8
1989

Jockey Chris Antley begins record of 64 consecutive winning days

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1989

US Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain, 145 die

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1990

David Hares "Racing Demon," premieres in London

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1990

"60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine

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1990

Del Shannon, rock vocalist (Runaway), shoots self at 50

Death
1991

Roger Clemens signs record $5,380,250 per year Red Sox contract

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1991

Miran Bux, cricketer (2 Tests for Pakistan 1954-55), dies at 47

Death
1992

Ulysses spacecraft passes Jupiter

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1992

Baruch Lumet, actor (Killer Shrews), dies at 93

Death
1992

"I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred peaks at #1

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1992

16th Winter Olympic games opens in Albertville, France

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1993

Casper van den Berg, Dutch poet (Fashionable inconvenience), dies

Death
1993

Eliot Janeway, financial columnist (Eliot Doomsday), dies at 80

Death
1993

Franz Schnyder, Swiss director (10th of May), dies at 82

Death
1993

Paul Brickhill, Dutch/US WW II pilot/physician, dies

Death
1993

Douglas Heyes, director/writer (Kitten with a Whip), dies at 73

Death
1993

GM sues NBC, alleging that "Dateline NBC" program had rigged 2 car-truck crashes to show that 1973-87 GM pickups were prone to fires

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1993

Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die

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1994

Jacob Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogic Moment), dies at 70

Death
1994

Raymond Scott, composer (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85

Death
1994

Ken Hall, Australian director/producer (Kokoda front line), dies at 92

Death
1994

Jack Nicholson uses a golf club to attack a car

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1994

Kapil Dev sets world record for Test Cricket wickets with 432

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1994

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee charge with possession of loaded firearm

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1995

6.4 earthquake at Trujillo, Colombia (46+ killed)

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