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 This day in History - June 8
445 Historic Events for June 8
1975

2 passenger trains collided near Munich Germany killing 35

Event
1976

Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1

Event
1976

Lindsay Davenport, Palos Verdes CA, tennis star (Olympics-gold-96)

Birth
1977

Yvette Basting, Breda Neth, tennis star (1994 Futures-Flensberg-GER)

Birth
1977

Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game

Event
1977

Belvilyn Ada Tenorio, Miss Universe-Northern Marianas (1996)

Birth
1978

Maria Menounos, Miss Massachusetts Teen USA (1996)

Birth
1978

Nevada jury rules Howard Hughes "Mormon Will" is a forgery

Event
1978

Braves draft Bob Horner #1

Event
1978

51st National Spelling Bee: Peg McCarthy wins spelling deification

Event
1979

Louis Salvador Palange, composer, dies at 61

Death
1979

Herb Polesie, producer/playwright (20 Questions), dies at 79

Death
1979

"The Source," 1st computer public information service, goes on-line

Event
1979

Mariners draft Al Chambers #1

Event
1979

Wings release "Back to the Egg" album

Event
1980

34th Tony Awards: Children of a Lesser God and Evita win

Event
1980

26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little

Event
1980

50th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63)

Event
1980

"It's So Nice to Be Civilized" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 8 perfs

Event
1981

15th Music City News Country Awards: Mandrell Sisters

Event
1981

Seattle Mariners draft Mike Moore #1

Event
1982

Jean Wi‚ner, French composer (Olive chez les nŠgres), dies at 86

Death
1982

[Leroy] Satchel Paige, US baseball pitcher, dies at 75

Death
1982

Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die

Event
1982

Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time

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