Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Saturday, 22 October 2016
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 On May - 08 maurice Cranston, political scientist
1921 Sweden abolished capital punishment on May - 08.
1921 On this day in history graham Leonard, bishop of London
1922 On May - 08 brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority)
1923 On May - 08 hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116 vs Somerset at Bath
1923 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1924 Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut on this day in history.
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 May - 08.
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 this day in history.
1926 The birth of David Attenborough, English director on this day in history.
1926 The first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd) on this day in history.
1926 On May - 08 1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)
1929 On May - 08 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 May - 08.
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 Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India on this day in history.
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 May - 08 63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2
1938 On this day in history stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," premieres in Washington, DC
1940 On May - 08 the birth of Peter Benchley, British Author
1941 On this day in history 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