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Notable Historical Events for December 8th

1902Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr became Associate Justice on Supreme Court

1980Annie Leibovitz has a photo-shoot with John Lennon, the last person to professionally photograph him before his death

1984Ringo Starr appears on Saturday Night Live

1994Darryl Strawberry indicted on tax evasion charges

1949"On the Town", the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen, is released

1874Jesse James gang takes train at Muncie Kansas

1963Mickey Wright/Dave Ragan Jr wins LPGA Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Golf

198473rd Australian Men Tennis: Mats Wilander beats K Curren (67 64 76 62)

1914Connie Mack sells Eddie Collins to the White Sox

1914Irving Berlin's musical "Watch your Step" premieres in NYC

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Notable Birthdays on December 8th

1765Eli Whitney, Westborough Massachusetts, inventor (Cotton Gin)

1943Jim Morrison, American poet, singer (The Doors) (d. 1971)

1886Diego Rivera, [Lenin of Mexico], Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, painter/wife of Frida Kahlo (En el Arsenal ), (d. 1957)

1982Nicki Minaj, Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidadian-born American rapper and singer (Super Bass, Starships)

65 BCHorace, Venusia, Lucania, Roman Republian poet (Odes), (d. 8 BC)

1962Steve Elkington, Inverell New South Wales, Australian golfer (1995 PGA Championship)

1953Sam Kinison, Yakima, Washington, screaming comedian and actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover)

1542Mary Stuart, Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587), (d. 1587)

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Notable Weddings on December 8th

1950NBA player Bob Cousy (22) weds his college sweetheart Missie Ritterbusch

1872Religious leader Brigham Young (71) weds his fifty-fifth wife Hannah Tapfield in Salt Lake City, Utah

December 8th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 8th

1942Albert Kahn, architect of Detroit, dies at 73

1980John Lennon, shot and killed in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40

December 8th Deaths
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