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 This day in History - May 8
432 Historic Events for May 8
1984

Chicago White Sox beat Milw Brewers, 7-6, in 25 inn (completed 5/9)

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1984

USSR announces it will not participate in LA Summer Olympics

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1984

Thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed

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1984

Minn Twins Kirby Puckett debuts with 4 singles

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1984

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

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1985

Edmond O'Brien, actor (Sam Benedict), dies of Alzheimer's at 69

Death
1985

20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama and Judds win

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1985

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

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1985

Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74

Death
1985

Karl Marx, German composer/conductor, dies at 87

Death
1987

Pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off

Death
1987

Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)

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1988

Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic

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1988

"Oba Oba" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 46 performances

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1988

Robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80

Death
1988

Fran‡ois Mitterrand elected president of France

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1988

Amateur referees work NJ Devil-Boston Bruin playoff games, as NHL referees walk-off, due to a restraining order brought by Devils

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1988

Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC

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1989

US space shuttle STS-30 lands

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1989

Paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" and "Ferry Cross the Mersey"

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1990

Cuyahoga County voters approve sin tax to build Cleveland Gateway

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1990

Tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies

Death
1991

Lloyd Ford, stuntman, dies at 79

Death
1991

Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84

Death
1991

Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse), dies at 72

Death