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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Saturday, 01 October 2016

1919  Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer on this day in history.  

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

1920  Maurice Cranston, political scientist on May - 08.  

1921  Sweden abolished capital punishment on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1924  On this day in history arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres  

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

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

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

1924  Lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23 on May - 08.  

1925  French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco on this day in history.  

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 this day in history the birth of David Attenborough, English director  

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

1926  1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd) on May - 08.  

1929  On this day in history jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway  

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 May - 08.  

1933  Gandhi, in India, begins a hunger strike in protest against the British on this day in history.  

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

1935  Cin Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4 on May - 08.  

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

1938  On May - 08 stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," premieres in Washington, DC  

1940  The birth of Peter Benchley, British Author on May - 08.  

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

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

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

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

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

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  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  

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