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 This day in History - May 8
432 Historic Events for May 8
1974

Colin Daynes, Windsor Ontario, 68 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympic-96)

Birth
1975

Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87

Death
1976

Ulrike Meinhof, lead Germany Red Army Faction, dies

Death
1976

Oleg Tverdovsky, Donetsk Ukr, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)

Birth
1976

Alan Baxter, dies at 67

Death
1976

"1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 7 perfs

Event
1977

David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings

Event
1977

Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

Event
1978

Sandra Kleinova, Prague Czech, tennis star (1995 Futures-Turku-FIN)

Birth
1978

Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament

Event
1978

ABC TV airs "Stars Salute Israel at 30"

Event
1978

Cindy Parlow, Memphis Tenn, soccer forward (Olympics-96)

Birth
1979

Jayna Cronin Geneva NY, dance skater (and Dreger-1997 Natl-13th)

Birth
1979

Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76

Death
1979

Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3

Event
1980

Sabres take only 15 shots, Islanders 22, in a playoff game

Event
1980

World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated

Event
1981

Daniel GillŠs, Belgian writer, dies at 64

Death
1981

Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies

Death
1981

Maurice Fernandes, cricket capt (WI in 1st Test win, 1930 v Eng), dies

Death
1981

Ron Davis pitches 10th consecutive strike out, 1 short of record

Event
1982

Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident

Death
1982

Colin Blunstone, rocker (Zombies), dies of cancer at 36

Death
1982

Canucks 5-Isles 6 (OT)-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 1-0 lead

Event
1983

Janet Coles wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament

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