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Notable Historical Events for February 8th

1994Kapil Dev sets world record for Test Cricket wickets with 432

1960Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".

1991Roger Clemens signs record $5,380,250 per year Red Sox contract

1983Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino

1983Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period

1895Tchaikovsky/Petipa's "Swan Lake," premieres in Petersburg

1987Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

1994Jack Nicholson uses a golf club to attack a car

1960Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes 1st NBAer with 50 rebounds (51)

1942Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort

February 8th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 8th

1920Lana Turner, Wallace Idaho, actress (Survivors, Falcon Crest)

1931James Dean, Marion IN, stage/film actor (Giant, Rebel Without a Cause)

1894Billy Bishop [William Bishop], Owen Sound, Ontario, Canadian First World War flying ace

1955John Grisham, writer (Client, Firm, Pelican Brief)

1820William Tecumseh Sherman, Major General (Union Army), died in 1891

1925Jack Lemmon, Boston Mass, actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing)

February 8th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 8th

2001MLB outfielder David Justice (34) weds model Rebecca Villalobos

1985Director Martin Scorsese (42) weds producer Barbara De Fina (35)

February 8th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 8th

1725Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov], Tsar of Russia (1682-1725) dies of uremia at 52

1985William Lyons, British automobile manufacturer, dies at 84

1956Connie Mack, baseball manager (Phila A's, 1901-50), dies at 93

1932[Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, mobster, killed by Dutch Schultz gang at 23

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