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 Sports History and Sports Events on May 8 provides the history of Sports on May 8 by noting memorable events that occurred in Sports on May 8. Create a FREE personal calendar to organize your special occasions, personal tasks, holidays, appointments and special events in history that interest you. Historical sports events include NFL Super Bowl champions, NBA Championship, NHL Stanley Cup, PGA Tour Champions, MLS Cup, Boxing Heavy Weight Champion, NCAA National Championships, Olympics Medal Winners, Tennis US Open Winner and more sports history.
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Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs mgr Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, thus technically becoming baseball's 1st black manager, May 8, 1973
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Colorado Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) 1st game, May 8, 1994
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Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title, May 8, 1907
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Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title, May 8, 1993
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Yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire-, May 8, 1896
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Australian Rules Football is created, May 8, 1866
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Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Peach Blossom Golf Open, May 8, 1960
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Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open, May 8, 1966
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Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic, May 8, 1977
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Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament, May 8, 1978
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Janet Coles wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament, May 8, 1983
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Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic, May 8, 1988
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Laura Davies wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic, May 8, 1994
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USSR announces it will not participate in LA Summer Olympics, May 8, 1984
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Appingedam soccer team forms, May 8, 1919
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Tennis Return to top
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Yachting Return to top
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