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On This Day

February 8

Opera Day

1895 Swan Lake written by Tchaikovsky / Petipa premieres in Petersburg

1984 In Sarajevo, Yugoslavia the opening of the 14th Winter Olympics

1916 Birth of a Nation directed by D.W. Griffith opens in theatres

1923 Norman Albert calls play by play in the first radio broadcasts of a hockey game

1971 Pedro Morales wins the WWWF title beating Ivan Koloff.

1976 Taxi Driver directed by Martin Scorsese staring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster

1992 In Albertville, France the opening of the 16th Winter Olympics

2002 Salt Lake City Utah USA opens the XIX Winter Olympics

Happy Birthday 2

1918 Freddie Blassie WWE Manager

1925 Jack Lemmon actor Some Like it Hot, The Odd Couple

1926 Neal Cassady poet

1931 James Dean actor Rebel Without a Cause

1932 John Williams composer of the music of the Star Wars films

1955 Jim The Anvil Neidhart WWE Legend 2 x Tag team Champion

1960 Dino Ciccarelli NHL Hockey Player

1961 Vince Neil singer in Motley Crue

1968 Gary Coleman actor Different Strokes

1972 Big Show WWE superstar 2 x WCW Champion 2 X WWE Champion

1977 Bridgette Kerkove adult entertainer

1986 Anderson Paak Rapper R&B

1987 Daphne Joy Instagram star

1990 Bethany Hamilton surfer

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