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 This day in History - August 8
409 Historic Events for August 8
1926

Richard Anderson, Long Beach NJ, actor (Oscar Goldman-6 Million $ Man)

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1927

Juri Kasakow, writer

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1927

Jim Weaver, (Rep-D-OR, 1975- )

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1927

Elis Juliana, Antillian writer/poet (Lady of the Night: A flower)

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1928

Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Boer party), dies

Death
1928

Ken Scowcroft, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire

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1929

German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight

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1929

Salem Oregon airport dedicated

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1929

1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward begins

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1929

Josef Suk, Prague Czechoslovakia, violinist (Artist of Merit-1977)

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1929

Rose Nyland, writer

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1930

Terry Nation, writer (Dr Who, Blake 7)

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1930

Nita Talbot, NYC NY, actress (Supertrain, Here We Go Again)

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1930

St Louis Cards are 12 games back in NL, and go on to win pennant

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1930

Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach (Calif State, UNLV, 625-122)

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1930

Joan Mondale, wife of US vice-president Walter Mondale (1977-81)

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1931

Jonathan Elkus, composer

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1931

Wash Senator Bob Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0

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1932

Jimmy Witherspoon, singer

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1932

Mel Tillis, Pahokee Fl, country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel)

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1933

Joe Tex, singer/songwriter (Hold What You've Got)

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1934

Wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Bkln Dodgers), dies

Death
1934

Julian C Dixon, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )

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1935

Ron Marlenee, (Rep-R-MT, 1977- )

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1935

Sandy Horn, lesbian activist

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