On This Day in History for June 8 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 136 of 136

  • 1982 Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time
  • 1982 Falklands War: Royal Fleet Auxiliary Sir Gahalad attacked in San Carlos Water ("Bomb Alley") by Argentine aircraft: 48 soldiers and crewman were killed.
  • 1983 Marlies Gohr runs female European record 100m (10.81)
  • 1984 Homosexuality is declared legal in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
  • 1986 Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria
  • 1986 Iraqi jets attack Assadabad satellite station
  • 1987 Oliver North's secretary Fawn Hall testifies at Iran-Contra hearing
  • 1987 New Zealand's Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels in NZ. Only nation to legislate against nuclear power.
  • 1988 Nippon Airways announces that painting eyeballs on Jets cut bird collisions by 20%
  • 1990 "It's Garry Shandling's Show" last airs on Fox-TV
  • 1990 Phil Bradley hits 18th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history
  • 1991 College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3
  • 1991 Victory parade following success in the Gulf War is held in Washington, D.C.
  • 1991 Warren Schutte is 1st non American to win NCAA Division 1 golf title
  • 1992 Thomas Klestil succeeds Waldheim as president of Austria
  • 1993 Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns
  • 1994 7.8 earthquake strikes North Bolivia
  • 1994 Mass murderer Joel Rifkin sentenced to 27 years
  • 1995 Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
  • 1996 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1996 Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire
  • 1996 Lloyd & Titchard complete 358 stand for 4th wkt Lancs v Essex
  • 1996 PBA National Championship Won by Butch Soper
  • 1996 Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • 1996 Revival of the legendary procession of Lady Godiva (Godgifu) naked through Coventry, England
  • 2003 57th Tony Awards: Hairspray & Take Me Out win
  • 2004 Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs
  • 2007 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.
  • 2008 The Akihabara massacre took place on the Sunday-pedestrian-zoned Chūōdōri street. A man killed seven in an attack on a crowd using a truck and a dagger.
  • 2012 A bus bombing in Pakistan kills 18 and injures 35 people
  • 2014 Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-wei win the women's tennis doubles at the French Open
  • 2014 Couple ambush a restaurant in Las Vegas killing 2 police officers, a civilian and themselves

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Ex-FBI chief James Comey testifies to a US Senate committee that US President Donald Trump told "lies plain and simple"

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017 UN states Islamic State forces have shot and killed hundreds of fleeing civilians during battle for Mosul, Iraq in past two weeks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 British General Election results in a hung parliament, Prime Minster Theresa May and the Conservative party lose their majority

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • 2017 US prisoner Richard Anthony Jones freed after 17 years in Roeland Park, Kansas when his lookalike discovered

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 110 of 110

  • 1957 Scott Raymond Adams, Catskill NY, cartoonist (Dilbert)
  • 1965 Robert Platus, American lip syncher (Milli Vanilli-Girl You Know This), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Marcos Siega, American director
  • 1970 Gabrielle Giffords, American politician
  • 1972 P[eter] J[ason] Farley, Hackensack, bass (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
  • 1981 Sara Watkins, American fiddle player
  • 1982 Katy Morgan-Davies, British politician
  • 1983 Mamoru Miyano, Japanese seiyuu
  • 1984 Andrea Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Monaco
  • 1994 Nicholas Joseph Mills, son of Chris Evert & Andy Mills

Weddings in History

Divorces in History

Deaths in History