Historical Events In February - 08
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1985 On this day in history marvin Miller, actor (Michael Anthony-Millionaire), dies at 71
1986 On this day in history a head on collision between a freight train and a passenger train near Hinton, Alberta claims 23 lives.
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 this day in history.
1987 On this day in history bronislawa Wajs [Papuscha], writer, dies
1988 NASA launches DOD-2 on February - 08.
1988 On this day in history allan Cuthbertson, actor (Running Man, 7th Dawn), dies at 67
1989 144 people die when a Boeing 707 jetliner crashes into a fog-shrouded mountain in the Azores on this day in history.
1989 5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles on this day in history.
1989 On February - 08 maurits Kok, Dutch writer/poet (Railroad Strike), dies at 81
1990 On this day in history "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
1990 On February - 08 del Shannon, rock vocalist (Runaway), shoots self at 50
1991 On this day in history miran Bux, cricketer (2 Tests for Pakistan 1954-55), dies at 47
1992 On this day in history "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred peaks at #1
1992 16th Winter Olympics games open in Albertville, France on this day in history.
1992 On this day in history ulysses spacecraft passes Jupiter
1992 Baruch Lumet, actor (Killer Shrews), dies at 93 on February - 08.
1993 On February - 08 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 Casper van den Berg, Dutch poet (Fashionable inconvenience), dies on this day in history.
1994 Jack Nicholson uses a golf club to attack a car on this day in history.
1994 Kapil Dev sets world record for Test Cricket wickets with 432 on this day in history.
1994 On February - 08 mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee charge with possession of loaded firearm
1994 Ottawa slashes tobacco taxes to reduce rampant cigarette smuggling; and they say crime doesn't pay? on February - 08.
1994 Jacob Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogic Moment), dies at 70 on February - 08.
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 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 on February - 08.
1997 On this day in history 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 A funeral service is held in Amman, Jordan, for King Hussein, who died the day before of cancer on this day in history.
2005 Danish parliamentary elections continued the center-right coalition led by Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and his Liberal Party on February - 08.
2006 On this day in history 2006 East Timor crisis: 404 soldiers desert their barracks in East Timor.