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 This day in History - May 8
432 Historic Events for May 8
1955

Stephen Furst, Norfolk Va, actor (Animal House, Elliot-St Elsewhere)

Birth
1956

John Osbornes "Look Back in Anger," premieres in London

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1956

Gary Wilmot, British? entertainer

Birth
1956

Jeff Madrigali, Walnut Creek Calif, soling yachter (Olymp-bronze-96)

Birth
1957

Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75

Death
1957

Jeff Wincott, Toronto Canada, actor (Night Heat)

Birth
1957

Deana Deardruff, US, 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1958

Pres Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock

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1958

VP Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by protesters in Peru

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1958

Nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered

Death
1959

Ronnie Lott, Albuquerque, NM, NFL defensive back (SF 49er)

Birth
1959

3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship. 200 drown just yards from shore

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1959

Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55

Death
1960

Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Peach Blossom Golf Open

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1960

USSR and Cuba resume diplomatic relations

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1960

Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88

Death
1961

Riaz Poonawalla, cricketer (Indian 12th man/UAE bat 1994 ICC Trophy)

Birth
1961

1st practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport Texas

Event
1961

James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63

Death
1961

Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington

Event
1962

London trolley buses go out of service

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1962

1st Atlas Centaur Launch

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1962

"Funny Thing Happened" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 965 perfs

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1962

Terry Baker, CFL kicker (Montreal Alouettes)

Birth
1963

"Dr No" premieres in US

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