Historical Events In February - 08
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
1985 Marvin Miller, actor (Michael Anthony-Millionaire), dies at 71 on this day in history.
1986 A head on collision between a freight train and a passenger train near Hinton, Alberta claims 23 lives on February - 08.
1986 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano on this day in history.
1987 The West beat the East in the NBA All-Star Game. A record was set for total points scored. The West won 154-149 in overtime on February - 08.
1987 Bronislawa Wajs [Papuscha], writer, dies on this day in history.
1988 NASA launches DOD-2 on February - 08.
1988 Allan Cuthbertson, actor (Running Man, 7th Dawn), dies at 67 on this day in history.
1989 144 people die when a Boeing 707 jetliner crashes into a fog-shrouded mountain in the Azores on February - 08.
1989 5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles on this day in history.
1989 Maurits Kok, Dutch writer/poet (Railroad Strike), dies at 81 on this day in history.
1990 "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine on February - 08.
1990 On this day in history del Shannon, rock vocalist (Runaway), shoots self at 50
1991 Miran Bux, cricketer (2 Tests for Pakistan 1954-55), dies at 47 on February - 08.
1992 "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred peaks at #1 on February - 08.
1992 On February - 08 16th Winter Olympics games open in Albertville, France
1992 On February - 08 ulysses spacecraft passes Jupiter
1992 Baruch Lumet, actor (Killer Shrews), dies at 93 on this day in history.
1993 On this day in history gM sues NBC, alleging that "Dateline NBC" program had rigged 2 car-truck crashes to show that 1973-87 GM pickups were prone to fires
1993 Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die on this day in history.
1993 On this day in history casper van den Berg, Dutch poet (Fashionable inconvenience), dies
1994 On this day in history jack Nicholson uses a golf club to attack a car
1994 On February - 08 kapil Dev sets world record for Test Cricket wickets with 432
1994 On this day in history mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee charge with possession of loaded firearm
1994 On February - 08 ottawa slashes tobacco taxes to reduce rampant cigarette smuggling; and they say crime doesn't pay?
1994 Jacob Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogic Moment), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1995 6.4 earthquake at Trujillo, Colombia (46+ killed) on February - 08.
1995 In Ottawa Romeo LeBlanc sworn in as Canada's 25th Governor General on this day in history.
1995 B G Hooghoudt, radiotelescope build (Dwingeloo/Westerbork), dies at 70 on February - 08.
1996 On this day in history uS bookstore chain Borders says it will invest in a chain of bookstores in Canada; Ottawa will block the plan under the cultural exemption of NAFTA.
1997 On February - 08 jean-Luc Brassard wins gold medal in free-style skiing at the World Championships in Nagano
1998 The first female ice hockey game in Olympics history Finland beats Sweden 6-0 on this day in history.
1999 On this day in history a funeral service is held in Amman, Jordan, for King Hussein, who died the day before of cancer.
2005 Danish parliamentary elections continued the center-right coalition led by Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and his Liberal Party on this day in history.
2006 On February - 08 2006 East Timor crisis: 404 soldiers desert their barracks in East Timor.