Historical Events For May - 08
Thursday, 30 March 2017
1959 On this day in history 3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore
1959 On this day in history renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55
1960 On this day in history uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
1960 Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 on May - 08.
1961 Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on May - 08.
1961 The first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX on May - 08.
1961 On May - 08 james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63
1962 On May - 08 london trolley buses go out of service
1962 On May - 08 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 Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis on this day in history.
1965 H T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for Engld), dies on May - 08.
1966 On this day in history only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson)
1967 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army on May - 08.
1967 On May - 08 barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39
1968 On May - 08 pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)
1969 On this day in history cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic
1970 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam) on May - 08.
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 May - 08 sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians
1972 On this day in history 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 May - 08.
1973 On May - 08 ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies
1974 On May - 08 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted
1974 Canadian Government of Trudeau falls on May - 08.
1974 On May - 08 graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train
1975 Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87 on May - 08.
1976 Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on May - 08.
1977 David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on May - 08.
1979 On this day in history radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
1979 On May - 08 talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76