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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

1919  On May - 08 sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer  

1920  On this day in history 46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09  

1920  On May - 08 maurice Cranston, political scientist  

1921  Sweden abolished capital punishment on May - 08.  

1921  Graham Leonard, bishop of London on May - 08.  

1922  Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority) on this day in history.  

1923  On May - 08 hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116 vs Somerset at Bath  

1923  Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath on this day in history.  

1924  Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres on May - 08.  

1924  Memel territories given to Lithuania on May - 08.  

1924  On this day in history workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut  

1924  Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231," premieres on May - 08.  

1924  On this day in history lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23  

1925  French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco on May - 08.  

1925  51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59 on May - 08.  

1926  Fire breaks out in Fenway Park on May - 08.  

1926  On May - 08 the birth of David Attenborough, English director  

1926  On May - 08 the first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)  

1926  1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd) on this day in history.  

1929  Jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway on May - 08.  

1930  Lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61 on May - 08.  

1931  On May - 08 operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London  

1932  On May - 08 albert Thomas, French socialist politician  

1933  On May - 08 gandhi, in India, begins a hunger strike in protest against the British  

1933  On May - 08 mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.  

1935  On this day in history cin Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4  

1936  On this day in history jockey Ralph Neves unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall. His wife fainted when he returned to track  

1936  On this day in history oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies  

1937  On this day in history 63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2  

1938  Stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," premieres in Washington, DC on May - 08.  

1940  On May - 08 the birth of Peter Benchley, British Author  

1941  On May - 08 german Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean  

1941  Heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86 on May - 08.  

1942  Battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies