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 This day in History - June 8
445 Historic Events for June 8
1945

Derek Underwood, cricketer ("Deadly" Maybe the best post-war SLA)

Birth
1946

Sukarno calls for anti colonial defiance in Indonesia

Event
1946

Richie Robinson, cricketer (Victorian keeper, Australian batsman 1977)

Birth
1946

Dudley Fishburn, MP

Birth
1946

Elizabeth A Lynn, US, sci-fi author (Watchtower, Red Hawk)

Birth
1946

"Lute Song" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 142 performances

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1947

Mick Box, rock guitarist (Uriah Heep)

Birth
1947

Tom O'Brien, actor (Flying Fool), dies at 56

Death
1947

Joan La Barbara, composer

Birth
1947

Julie Driscoll, rocker/actress (33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee)

Birth
1948

Franz Carl Bornschein, composer, dies at 69

Death
1948

Hanson Carter, cricket (28 Tests for Aust, caught 44 stumped 21), dies

Death
1948

"Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC TV

Event
1948

"Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances

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1948

John Rudder becomes 1st negro commissioned officer in US marines

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1949

Hildegard Falck, German FR, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1949

Siam changes name to Thailand

Event
1949

Emmanuel Ax, Lvov Poland, pianist (Artur Rubinstein Comp-1974)

Birth
1950

Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Browns 29-4 (win by record 25 runs)

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1950

Kathy Whitton Baker, Midland Tx, actress (Right Stuff, 16 Candles)

Birth
1950

Elmar Oliveira, Waterbury Connecticut, violinist (Naumburg 1978)

Birth
1950

Jean Duvieusart becomes Belgian premier

Event
1950

Test Cricket debut of Ramadhin and Valentine (8-104 1st inn) v England

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1952

Lindka Cierach, fashion designer

Birth
1952

Martin Taylor, CEO (Barclays Bank)

Birth