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 This day in History - June 8
445 Historic Events for June 8
1940

Last British troops leave Narvik Norway

Event
1940

Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced

Event
1940

72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6

Event
1940

Frederick Shepherd Converse, US composer, dies at 69

Death
1940

Nancy Sinatra, Jersey City, singer (Boots are Made for Walkin')

Birth
1940

Sherman Garnes, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers)

Birth
1941

Joop H van den Berg, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)

Birth
1941

English and French troop overthrow pro-German Syria

Event
1941

Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, US pop singer (Funkadelic-Knee Deep)

Birth
1942

Willie D Davenport, Troy Alabama, 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1968)

Birth
1942

Gael Ramsey, Brigadier commander (HQ Aldershot Garrison)

Birth
1942

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Skvortsov, Russian cosmonaut

Birth
1942

Chuck Negron, singer (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)

Birth
1942

Bing Cosby records "Silent Night"

Event
1943

Willie Davenport, Troy Ala, bobsledder/hurdler (Olympics-gold-68)

Birth
1943

J C A Barrett, Headmaster (Leys School-Cambridge)

Birth
1943

Colin Baker, actor (Dr Who, Swallows and Amazons)

Birth
1943

Vicki Stangroome, campaigner

Birth
1944

Boz Scaggs, [William Royce], Dallas Tx, rocker (Steve Miller Band)

Birth
1944

Don Grady, [Agrati], actor (Robbie Douglas-My Three Sons)

Birth
1944

Allies occupy Port-and-Bessin Normandy

Event
1944

Dutch Resistance fighter Frans Duwaer arrested

Event
1944

Gen Montgomery lands in Normandy, forms HQ in Chƒteau de Creully

Event
1944

1st SS-Pantser corps counter attacks at Normandy

Event
1945

Donna Deitch, director (Sexual Advances, Women of Brewster Place)

Birth