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 This day in History - March 8
389 Historic Events for March 8
1971

Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record)

Event
1971

Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"

Event
1972

1st airship flown over Britain in 20 years (Europa)

Event
1972

1st flight of the Goodyear blimp

Event
1972

Takuro Abe, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)

Birth
1972

Pat Riley, NFL defensive end (Chic Bears, Seattle Seahawks)

Birth
1972

Craig Johnson, St Paul Mn, NHL left wing (LA Kings/Oly-1994)

Birth
1973

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1973

Paul and Linda McCartney are fined œ100 for growing cannabis

Event
1973

Gordon Leggat, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 351 runs at 21 93), dies

Death
1973

Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens

Event
1973

Kendell Watkins, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)

Birth
1973

Nanette Pearson, Pleasant Grove Utah, Miss America-Utah (1997)

Birth
1973

Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, rocker (Grateful Dead, Grass Roots), dies at 27

Death
1974

Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch actor (Silk Stockings), dies at 56

Death
1974

Christian van Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56

Death
1974

Steve Sarkisian, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

Birth
1974

Charles the Gaulle Airport opens in Paris

Event
1974

Toran James, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)

Birth
1975

George Stevens, US director (Swing Time, Gunga Din), dies at 70

Death
1975

Brett Conway, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

Birth
1975

Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg Manitoba

Event
1975

Kenny Wheaton, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)

Birth
1976

1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China

Event
1976

Freddie Prinze Jr, actor (I Know What You Did Last Summer)

Birth