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 This day in History - March 8
389 Historic Events for March 8
1986

Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km

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1987

FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr in Calif

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1987

Jane Geddes wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic

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1987

Nelli Cooman becomes world champion 60m indoor

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1987

David Hookes (306*) Wayne Phillips make 462 stand for S Aust

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1987

17th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,184,425

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1989

Roger Kingdom runs indoor world record 60m hurdles (7.37 secs)

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1989

"Heidi Chronicles" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 621 performances

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1990

NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 1st victim, Mario Orosco

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1991

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1991

Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists and 2 American soldiers it captured

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1991

Harry Hamlin and Nicollette Sheridan wed

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1991

17th People's Choice Awards: Julia Roberts, Bill Cosby, Pretty Woman

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1992

Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

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1992

22nd Easter Seal Telethon

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1992

Red Callender, US jazz bassist (Unfinished dream), dies at 76

Death
1993

Wells Root, US screenwriter (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 92

Death
1993

Joop Scheltens, TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69

Death
1993

Billy Eckstine, jazz singer (Fools Rush In), dies at 78 of stroke

Death
1993

Johan Bodegraven, radio host (Purses Open, Dikes Closed), dies at 78

Death
1993

Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion

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1993

Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder

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1994

John Ewart, Sydney Australia, dies of cancer at 55

Death
1994

20th People's Choice Awards

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1994

Train accident at Pinetown, Natal kills 47

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