Historical Events For May - 08
Friday, 24 March 2017
1919 On May - 08 sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer
1920 On May - 08 46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09
1920 Maurice Cranston, political scientist on this day in history.
1921 On May - 08 sweden abolished capital punishment
1921 Graham Leonard, bishop of London on this day in history.
1922 On this day in history brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority)
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 May - 08.
1924 On this day in history arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres
1924 On May - 08 memel territories given to Lithuania
1924 On May - 08 workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut
1924 Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231," premieres on this day in history.
1924 Lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23 on this day in history.
1925 On this day in history french colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco
1925 On May - 08 51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59
1926 On this day in history fire breaks out in Fenway Park
1926 On May - 08 the birth of David Attenborough, English director
1926 The first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd) on May - 08.
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 On this day in history lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61
1931 Operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London on May - 08.
1932 Albert Thomas, French socialist politician on this day in history.
1933 Gandhi, in India, begins a hunger strike in protest against the British on May - 08.
1933 On May - 08 mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
1935 On May - 08 cin Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4
1936 Jockey Ralph Neves unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall. His wife fainted when he returned to track on May - 08.
1936 On May - 08 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 this day in history.
1940 The birth of Peter Benchley, British Author on this day in history.
1941 On May - 08 german Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean
1941 On this day in history heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86
1942 Battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack on May - 08.