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Historical Events For May - 08

Saturday, 23 September 2017

1919  On this day in history sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer  

1920  On May - 08 46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09  

1920  Maurice Cranston, political scientist on this day in history.  

1921  On this day in history sweden abolished capital punishment  

1921  On May - 08 graham Leonard, bishop of London  

1922  Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority) on May - 08.  

1923  Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116 vs Somerset at Bath on this day in history.  

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  Memel territories given to Lithuania on May - 08.  

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1924  Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1925  On this day in history french colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco  

1925  On this day in history 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  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

1930  Lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1931  On May - 08 operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London  

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

1933  On this day in history gandhi, in India, begins a hunger strike in protest against the British  

1933  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 May - 08 oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies  

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

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  On May - 08 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  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

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

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on May - 08.  

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

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

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

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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

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