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Notable Historical Events for June 8th

199666th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats A S Vicario (6-3, 6-7, 10-8)

1921Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, & held in jail until 4 PM

1969General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar

1935Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game

1969Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)

2013Serena Williams defeats Maria Sharapova to win the French Open in tennis

198050th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63)

19584th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

199226th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Garth Brooks

1982US President Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament

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Notable Birthdays on June 8th

1977Kanye West, Atlanta, Georgia, American rapper and record producer

1978Maria Menounos, Medford, Massachusetts, 1996 Miss Massachusetts Teen USA

1916Francis Crick, English molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure and Nobel laureate (1962)

1927Jerry Stiller, Brooklyn New York, American comedian (Frank Constanza-Seinfeld)

1955Tim Berners-Lee, English internet developer

1925Barbara Pierce Bush, Flushing, New York, US First Lady (1989-93)

1899Noel Wien, Lake Nebagamon Wisconsin, aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska)

1867Frank Lloyd Wright, Richland Center Wisc, master builder (Guggenheim)

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Notable Weddings on June 8th

1977Retired NBA player Bill Russell (43) weds 1968 Miss USA Dorothy Anstett

1974NBA forward Jerry Lucas (34) weds second wife Sharalee Beard

2002Five-times Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg (46) weds real estate broker Patricia Ostfeldt (35) near Stockholm

1931Songwriter Johnny Mercer (21) weds chorus girl Ginger Meehan in New York City

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Notable Deaths on June 8th

1845Andrew Jackson, (D) 7th US President (1828-37), dies at 78

1809Thomas Paine, English/American writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72

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