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Historical Events For May - 08

Monday, 24 July 2017

1919  On May - 08 sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer  

1920  On May - 08 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  On May - 08 graham Leonard, bishop of London  

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  On May - 08 hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath  

1924  Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres on this day in history.  

1924  On this day in history memel territories given to Lithuania  

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1924  Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history french colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco  

1925  51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59 on this day in history.  

1926  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1932  Albert Thomas, French socialist politician on this day in history.  

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

1933  On May - 08 mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1938  Stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," premieres in Washington, DC on May - 08.  

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  Heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86 on May - 08.  

1942  Battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack on May - 08.  

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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 this day in history.  

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  

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

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

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

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  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

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 May - 08.  

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

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