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 This day in History - February 8
436 Historic Events for February 8
1936

Manohar Hardikar, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India v WI 1958-59)

Birth
1936

1st NFL draft, Eagles select Heisman Trophy winner Jay Berwanger

Event
1936

1st ski jumping tournament, Red Wing, Minn

Event
1936

1st successful Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher vs Rangers

Event
1937

Manfred Krug, Duisburg Germany, actor (Boxer)

Birth
1937

Scato Gocko de Vries, Dutch paleographer/librarian, dies at 75

Death
1937

Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter (Sesame Street)

Birth
1937

Maxwell Anderson's "Masque of Kings," premieres in NYC

Event
1938

Ray Sharpe, singer

Birth
1939

Gerrit Lakmaaker, sculptor/painter (Leidsepleingroep)

Birth
1939

Barry Mann, vocalist (Who Put the Bump)

Birth
1940

Lewis and Hamilton's musical "Two for the Show," premieres in NYC

Event
1940

Lodtz, 1st large ghetto established by Nazis in Poland

Event
1940

Ted Koppel, Lancashire England, news anchor (ABC Nightline)

Birth
1940

Talib Rasul Hakim, composer

Birth
1940

Averil Cameron, British(?) historian

Birth
1941

Tom Rush, NH, rock guitarist/vocalist (Circle Game, Urge For Going)

Birth
1941

Japanese armored barges cross Strait of Johore to attack Singapore

Event
1941

NSB'er Max Blokzijl begins nazi propaganda on Dutch radio

Event
1942

Robert Klein, Bronx, comedian/actor (Hooper, Deadly Rivals)

Birth
1942

Stravinsky's "Danses Concertantes," premieres in Los Angeles

Event
1942

Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort

Event
1942

Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt), dies at 50

Death
1942

Terry Melcher, Rip Chords, Doris Day's son

Birth
1942

Fritz Peterson, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)

Birth