Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Friday, 28 November 2014
1959 3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore on May - 08.
1959 On this day in history renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55
1960 On May - 08 uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
1960 On this day in history hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
1961 On May - 08 alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington
1961 The first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX on May - 08.
1961 James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63 on this day in history.
1962 London trolley buses go out of service on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history the first Atlas Centaur Launch
1963 On this day in history "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years
1963 JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression on May - 08.
1963 On May - 08 navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis.
1965 H T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for Engld), dies on May - 08.
1966 On May - 08 only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson)
1967 On May - 08 muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army
1967 On May - 08 barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39
1968 Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner) on May - 08.
1969 On May - 08 cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic
1970 On May - 08 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam)
1970 Beatles release "Let it Be" album on this day in history.
1970 Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street on May - 08.
1971 Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden on May - 08.
1972 On this day in history sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians
1972 On May - 08 u.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam.
1973 Indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender on this day in history.
1973 On May - 08 ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies
1974 On May - 08 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted
1974 On this day in history canadian Government of Trudeau falls
1974 Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train on this day in history.
1975 On May - 08 avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87
1976 On this day in history alan Baxter, dies at 67
1977 On May - 08 david Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings
1979 On May - 08 radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
1979 On May - 08 talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76