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 This day in History - May 8
432 Historic Events for May 8
1947

Rick Zehringer, Ohio, rocker (McCoys)

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1947

Phil Sawyer, rocker (Spencer Davis Group)

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1948

John Reid, MP

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1948

Bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours

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1948

Alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81

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1948

Maurizio Nichetti, actor (Icicle Thief, Volcano)

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1949

West German constitution approved

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1950

Franklin Dyall, dies at 76

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1950

Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons

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1951

Margaret Lindsay, actress (Take a Guess), dies at 40

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1951

Deborah Harmon, actress (Ted Knight Show, M*A*S*H, Just the 10 of Us)

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1951

Philip Bailey, rocker (Earth Wind and Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)

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1951

Chris Frantz, Ky, rock drummer (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)

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1951

Dacron men's suits introduced

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1951

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

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1952

"Of Thee I Sing" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances

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1952

"Shuffle Along" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 4 performances

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1952

Mad Magazine debuts

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1952

Beth Henley, Jackson Miss, actress/playwright (Miss Firecracker)

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1952

Charles J Camarda, NYC, PhD/astronaut

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1953

WIPB TV channel 49 in Muncie, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1954

Pat Meyers, LPGA golfer

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1954

David Keith, Knoxville Tenn, actor (Back Roads, Firestarter)

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1954

1st shot-put over 60' (18.29 m)-Parry O'Brien, Los Angeles, CA

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1955

Alex Van Halen, Nijmegen Neth, rock drummer (Van Halen-1984, Jump)

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