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 This day in History - March 8
389 Historic Events for March 8
1940

Leslie Isben Rogge, one of FBI's most wanted

Birth
1941

Yvar Emilian Mikhashoff, composer

Birth
1941

1st baseball player drafted into WW II (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)

Event
1941

Sherwood Anderson, US writer/publisher (Winesburg Ohio), dies at 64

Death
1941

Jose Serrano Simeon, composer, dies at 67

Death
1941

Ivana Loudova, composer

Birth
1942

Japanese forces captures Rangoon Burma

Event
1942

Ralph Ellis, England, rhythm (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)

Birth
1942

[Dick] Richie Allen, baseball player (AL MVP 1972)

Birth
1942

Ann Packer-Brightwell, England, 400m/800m runner (Oly-gold-1964)

Birth
1942

Jos‚ R Capablanca, Cuban chess player (world champ 1927), dies at 53

Death
1942

KNIL, Dutch colonial army on Java, surrenders to Japanese armies

Event
1943

335 allied bombers attack Neurenberg

Event
1943

Limited gambling legalized in Mexico

Event
1943

US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill

Event
1943

US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Arthur Vaughn

Event
1943

Lynn Redgrave, London, actress (Georgie Girl)/Weight-Watcher

Birth
1944

Carole Bayer Sager, NY, aka Mrs Burt Bachrach, singer (Arthur)

Birth
1944

US resumes bombing Berlin

Event
1945

Keith Jarrett, pianist/composer

Birth
1945

Graeme Watson, cricketer (Australian opening batsman 5 Tests 1966-72)

Birth
1945

Jim Chapman, (Rep-D-TX, 1985- )

Birth
1945

Micky Dolenz, LA Calif, actor (Circus Boy)/singer (Monkees)

Birth
1945

"Kiss Me Kate" opens in Britain

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1945

53 Amsterdammers executed by nazi occupiers

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