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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 01 April 2015

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  Maurice Cranston, political scientist on this day in history.  

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

1923  On this day in history hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath  

1924  Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres on May - 08.  

1924  On May - 08 memel territories given to Lithuania  

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

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

1924  On May - 08 lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23  

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

1925  On May - 08 51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59  

1926  On May - 08 fire breaks out in Fenway Park  

1926  The birth of David Attenborough, English director on May - 08.  

1926  On this day in history the first flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)  

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

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 May - 08 operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London  

1932  On this day in history albert Thomas, French socialist politician  

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1938  On May - 08 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  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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on May - 08.  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

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