What Happened on February 8, 1983

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Historical Events

  • 35th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-3 at NY Islander
  • A prize stallion and Derby winner is kidnapped; a nationwide hunt begins the following day
  • Ariel Sharon resigns from Israeli government after an inquiry shows he was indirectly responsible for the killings of hundreds of people in 1982

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Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Champion thoroughbred Shergar kidnapped in Ireland; never found Lloyds of London pays $10.6 million insurance
  • Eric Peters sets transatlantic sailboat record (E-W)-46 days
  • Tina Howe's "Painting Churches" premieres in NYC

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

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Verraros, American singer