On this day: February 8

POSTED: 09:06 PM PST Feb 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 07, 2016 

The Boy Scouts of America is founded, the gas chamber is first used in the United States, the first NFL Draft is held, "Good Times" premieres, and women's ice hockey debuts as an Olympic sport, all on this day.

OTD February 8 - Jack Lemmon
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1925: Actor Jack Lemmon, best known for roles in movies such as "Some Like it Hot," "The Apartment," "Mister Roberts," "The Odd Couple," "Save the Tiger," "The China Syndrome," "Missing," "Glengarry Glen Ross" and "Grumpy Old Men," is born in Newton, Massachusetts. Lemmon won Oscars for Best Actor for "Save the Tiger" and Best Supporting Actor for "Mister Roberts." He was also nominated for six more Oscars during his career. He died of colon cancer and metastatic cancer of the bladder at age 76 on June 27, 2001.


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