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 This day in History - August 8
409 Historic Events for August 8
1950

Willie Hall, rocker

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1950

Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA All-American Golf Open

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1951

Martin Brest, Bronx NY, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Birth
1951

Phil Carlson, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1979)

Birth
1952

Robin Quivers, radio/TV personality (Howard Stern's sidekick)

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1952

Syngman Ree re-elected president of South-Korea

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1953

Donny Most, Bkln NY, actor (Ralph Malph-Happy Days)

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1953

"Sweet" Lou Dunbar, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)

Birth
1953

Russia's Georgi Malenkov reports possession of hydrogen bomb

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1953

US and South Korea initial a mutual security pact

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1954

Gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67

Death
1954

Nigel Mansell, formula-1 racer (Portugal Grand Prix-1990)

Birth
1955

Geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy

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1955

Fidel Castro forms "July 26th Movement"

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1955

Ali Score, rock drummer (Flock Of Seagulls)

Birth
1956

Wes Chandler, Florida, WLAF wide receiver coach (Rhein Fire)

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1956

Chris Foreman, guitarist (Madness-Burning Down the House)

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1956

Fire and explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium

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1956

WDIQ (now KMCT) TV channel 2 in Dozier, AL (PBS) begins

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1956

David Grant, Jamaica, singer/songwriter (Stop and Go, Heaven Knows)

Birth
1957

Dieuwertje Blok, Dutch TV hostess

Birth
1957

Nancy Glass, TV broadcaster (American Journal)

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1957

USSR offers Syria economic/military aid

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1958

Chris[sie Boy] Foreman, rock guitarist (Madness)

Birth
1958

Deborah Norville, news anchor (Today Show, Inside Edition)

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