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Historical Events For May - 08

Thursday, 23 February 2017

1919  Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer on May - 08.  

1920  46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09 on May - 08.  

1920  Maurice Cranston, political scientist on this day in history.  

1921  On May - 08 sweden abolished capital punishment  

1921  On this day in history graham Leonard, bishop of London  

1922  Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority) on May - 08.  

1923  Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116 vs Somerset at Bath on May - 08.  

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

1924  On May - 08 arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres  

1924  Memel territories given to Lithuania on this day in history.  

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1924  Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut on May - 08.  

1924  On May - 08 arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231," premieres  

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

1925  On this day in history french colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco  

1925  51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59 on this day in history.  

1926  Fire breaks out in Fenway Park on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1929  Jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway on this day in history.  

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

1931  On this day in history operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London  

1932  Albert Thomas, French socialist politician on this day in history.  

1933  On this day in history gandhi, in India, begins a hunger strike in protest against the British  

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

1935  On May - 08 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 May - 08 oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies  

1937  63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2 on May - 08.  

1938  On this day in history stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," premieres in Washington, DC  

1940  The birth of Peter Benchley, British Author on this day in history.  

1941  German Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

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

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

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.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

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

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

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

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