Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Saturday, 25 October 2014
1919 On May - 08 sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer
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 May - 08 graham Leonard, bishop of London
1922 Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority) on this day in history.
1923 On this day in history hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116 vs Somerset at Bath
1923 On May - 08 hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath
1924 On this day in history arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres
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 On May - 08 arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231," premieres
1924 On May - 08 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 On May - 08 51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59
1926 Fire breaks out in Fenway Park on May - 08.
1926 On May - 08 the birth of David Attenborough, English director
1926 The first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd) on May - 08.
1926 On May - 08 1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)
1929 On this day in history jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway
1930 On May - 08 lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61
1931 Operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London on this day in history.
1932 On May - 08 albert Thomas, French socialist politician
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 May - 08.
1935 Cin Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4 on May - 08.
1936 On May - 08 jockey Ralph Neves unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall. His wife fainted when he returned to track
1936 Oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies on May - 08.
1937 On this day in history 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 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 On May - 08 battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack