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.