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 This day in History - March 8
389 Historic Events for March 8
1959

Abdel Wahab Shawwaf, Iraqi colonel/putschist, murdered

Death
1959

Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq

Event
1959

KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1960

Buck Williams, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, NY Knicks)

Birth
1960

"Greenwillow" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 95 performances

Event
1961

US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from SC in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hrs

Event
1961

Thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81

Death
1961

Jean Kerr's "Mary, Mary," premieres in NYC

Event
1961

Larry Murphy, Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)

Birth
1962

William Fuller, NFL defensive end (Phila Eagles, SD Chargers)

Birth
1962

Shaun Gayle, NFL strong safety (SD Chargers)

Birth
1962

Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)

Event
1962

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1963

John Hartley, cricketer (bowl avg 115 in 2 Tests for Eng 1906), dies

Death
1963

Mike Lalor, Buffalo, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)

Birth
1963

Kathy Ireland, model/actress (Alien From LA, Side Out)

Birth
1963

Gursharan Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman played one Test 1989-90)

Birth
1963

Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria

Event
1964

Malcolm X leaves Black Muslim Movement

Event
1964

Peter Ged Gill, drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-2 Tribes) [or 1/8]

Birth
1964

Cheryl "Salt" James, singer (Salt-N-Pepa)

Birth
1965

Kenny Smith, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)

Birth
1965

1st US combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)

Event
1965

Esther Howard, actress (Detour), dies of heart attack at 72

Death
1966

Laura McCabe, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

Birth