ON THIS DAY IN RECENT HISTORY ~ MARCH 8
1920 - Eileen Herlie, Glasgow Scot, actress (Myrtle Fargate-All My Children), born
1920 - Eva Dahlbeck, Saltsjo-Duvnas Sweden, actress (Dreams, Lesson in Love), born
1921 - Alan Hale Jr, LA California, actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), born
1930 - Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"
1934 - Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars
1936 - The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.
1943 - 335 allied bombers attack Neurenberg
1943 - Lynn Redgrave, London, actress (Georgie Girl), born
1945 - Micky Dolenz, LA California, actor (Circus Boy)/singer (Monkees), born
1947 - Carole Bayer Sager, American composer, born
1948 - Supreme Court rules religious instructions in pub schools unconstitutional
1958 - William Faulkner says US school degenerated to become babysitters
1959 - Groucho, Chico & Harpo's final TV appearance together
1962 - Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)
1963 - Kathy Ireland, model/actress (Alien From LA, Side Out), born
1964 - The Dave Clark 5 made their first appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show".
1968 - 6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown, Md)
1970 - Diana Ross opened her first outing as a solo performer in Framingham, MA.
1971 - Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15, retains heavyweight boxing title
1971 - Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
1972 - 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp
1973 - Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens
1974 - Bad Company gave their debut performance in England.
1980 - The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union.
1986 - The Pirates of the Caribbean and Alice's Tea Party attractions both open in Tokyo Disneyland.
1987 - "A Team," last aired on NBC-TV after 4 years
1991 - Harry Hamlin & Nicollette Sheridan wed
1993 - Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
1993 - "Beavis and Butthead" premiered on MTV as a series.
1999 - Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1914), dies