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 This day in History - August 8
409 Historic Events for August 8
1995

Jeff King of Pirates is 16th NL player to HR twice in one inning

Event
1996

Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69

Death
1996

Frank A Whittle, inventor of the Jet engine, dies at 89

Death
1996

George Richard Samways, children's writer, dies at 101

Death
1996

Herbert Huncke, writer, dies at 80

Death
1996

Julian Stryjkowski, writer, dies at 91

Death
1996

Nevill Francis Mott, physicist, dies at 90

Death
1997

Mariners Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Chic White Sox

Event
1997

Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74

Death