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 This day in History - August 8
409 Historic Events for August 8
1958

Harry Crosby, LA Calif, actor (Friday the 13th)

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1959

Rikki Rockett, rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn)

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1959

Ronald Weigel, German DR speed walker (5 km indoor)

Birth
1960

Danton Walker, columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61

Death
1960

"Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" hits #1

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1960

Ivory Coast declares independence

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1961

Charmaine Crooks, Jamaica, Canadian 4X400m relayer (Oly-silver-1984)

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1961

The Edge, [Dave Evans], London, rock guitarist (U2-I Will Follow)

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1961

Paul Jackson, rocker

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1961

Charlie Gemora, actor (who portrayed King Kong), dies at 58

Death
1961

Franc N D Buchman, US theology (Moral Rearms), dies at 83

Death
1961

Ham Tigercats (CFL) beat Buff Bills (NFL) 38-21 in Hamilton, Ontario

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1961

Bruce Matthews, NFL guard/center (Houston Oilers)

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1961

Verne Gagne beats Gene Kiniski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

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1962

Suzee Pai, Toledo Ohio, actress (Big Trouble in Little China)

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1962

Jim Sweeney, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers)

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1962

Charmaine Crooks, Mandeville JAM, Can 800m runner (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96)

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1963

Ron Karkovice, Union NJ, catcher (Chic White Sox)

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1963

Sandor Jemnitz, composer, dies at 72

Death
1963

Carol Lewis, Willingboro NJ, high jumper (Olympic-9th-1984)

Birth
1963

Great Train Robbery in England, œ2.6 million ($7.3 million)

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1963

Kingsmen release "Louie, Louie," radio stations label it obscene

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1963

LA Dodgers F Howard and B Skowron are 3rd to hit consecutive pinch HRs

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1963

Verne Gagne beats Fritz Von Erich in Amarillo, to become NWA champ

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1964

Dutch Opera forms in Amsterdam

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