June 8 is the 159th day of the year There are 206 days remaining until the end of the year.
2007 – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.
1953 – The United States Supreme Court rules that Washington, D.C. restaurants could not refuse to serve black patrons.
1867 – Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (d. 1959)
1921 – Alexis Smith, Canadian actress (d. 1993) During the 1940s she appeared opposite some of the most popular male stars of the day, including Errol Flynn in Gentleman Jim (1942) and San Antonio (1945) (in which she sang a special version of the popular ballad "Some Sunday Morning"), Humphrey Bogart in The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947), Cary Grant in a sanitized, fictional version of Cole and Linda Porter's life in Night and Day (1946), and Bing Crosby in Here Comes the Groom (1951).
1918 – Robert Preston, American actor (d. 1987) Although he was not known for his singing voice, Preston appeared in several other stage and film musicals, notably Mame (1974) and Victor/Victoria (1982), for which he received an Academy Award nomination.
1927 – Jerry Stiller, American comedian and actor best known for his recurring role as Frank Costanza on the television series Seinfeld and his starring role as Arthur Spooner on the television series The King of Queens.
1931 – Dana Wynter, German-born American actress, who was brought up in England and southern Africa. She appeared in film and television for more than forty years beginning in the 1950s, most notably in the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers.1934 – Millicent Martin, English singer and actress
1940 – Nancy Sinatra, American singer daughter of singer/actor Frank Sinatra, and remains known for her 1966 signature hit "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" and her cover of Cher's "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" (lyrics and music by Sonny Bono), which was used as the opening sequence theme in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill.
Her other popular recordings include "Sugar Town", "How Does That Grab You, Darlin'?" and the theme from the James Bond film, You Only Live Twice.
1943 – Colin Baker, British actor the sixth incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who, from 1984 to 1986.
1944 – Boz Scaggs, American singer and songwriter He was very popular in the 1970s with several Top 20 Hits in the United States along with the #2 album Silk Degrees. Scaggs continues to write, record music and tour
1960 – Mick Hucknall, English singer and songwriter (Simply Red)
1983 – Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player