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 This day in History - May 8
432 Historic Events for May 8
1991

CIA director William H Webster resigns

Event
1992

Richard Derr, actor (When Worlds Collide), dies at 74 of cancer

Death
1992

Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, author (Fear on Java), dies

Death
1992

Gul Mahomed, cricketer (8 Tests for India and one for Pakistan), dies

Death
1992

Brian Moore, writer (Catholics), dies of heart failure at 59

Death
1992

Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80

Death
1993

16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman and takes NYC subway train and 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride

Event
1993

ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Phil Ware

Event
1993

Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1993

Kees Deenik, singer/conductor

Death
1994

Steven Keats, actor (Death Wish), dies of apparent suicide at 48

Death
1994

Rupert Haselden, journalist/screenwriter, dies at 36

Death
1994

George Peppard, actor (Breakfast at Tiffanys, A-Team), dies at 65

Death
1994

Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88

Death
1994

500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes

Event
1994

Colorado Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) 1st game

Event
1994

Ernesto P‚rez Balladares elected president of Panama

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1994

Jos‚ Maria Figueres becomes president of Costa Rica

Event
1994

Laura Davies wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

Event
1994

Pres Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people

Event
1994

"Rise and Fall of Little Voice" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 9 perfs

Event
1995

Teresa Teng, singer, dies at 41

Death
1995

Prem Bhatia, journalist, dies at 83

Death
1995

Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63

Death
1995

Jerry Zipkin, socialite, dies at 80

Death