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 This day in History - August 8
409 Historic Events for August 8
1936

Keith Barron, Mexborough England, actor (At Earth's Core, Baby Love)

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1936

Frank Howard, baseball player (NL Rookie of the Year 1960)

Birth
1936

Don Bowden, US, 1st American to run a sub 4 min mile

Birth
1937

Bonneville Dam on Columbia River begins producing power

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1937

Louis Neefs, Belgian singer

Birth
1937

Dustin Hoffman, LA, actor (Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs Kramer)

Birth
1938

Connie Stevens, Bkln, singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach)

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1938

Jacques Hetu, composer

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1939

Philip E Baisley, Augusta Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)

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1939

Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romania, long jumper (Oly-gold-68)

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1939

William Alden Hibbard, composer

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1940

Dilip Sardesai, cricketer (high scoring Indian batsman of 60's)

Birth
1940

Battle of Britain began as Germany launches air attacks

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1940

31 German aircrafts shot down over England

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1941

20 divisions of Russian 6th/12th Army surrender at Oeman

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1942

6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC

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1942

"Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein

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1942

Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook and Medicine Show)

Birth
1942

Russ anti-offensive of Voronezh under marshal Timosjenko

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1942

Dianthus sinks U-379

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1943

Common Chiefs of staff meet in Quebec

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1943

US amphibians land at St Agata on North coast of Sicily

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1943

Vegetables and fruit rationed in Holland

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1943

Denis Payton, rocker

Birth
1944

Michael Johnson, rocker

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