Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Wednesday, 22 October 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 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55 on this day in history.
1960 USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
1961 Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on this day in history.
1961 On May - 08 the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX
1961 On this day in history james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63
1962 London trolley buses go out of service on May - 08.
1962 On May - 08 the first Atlas Centaur Launch
1963 "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years on this day in history.
1963 JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1966 Only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson) on this day in history.
1967 On May - 08 muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army
1967 Barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39 on May - 08.
1968 On May - 08 pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)
1969 Cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic on May - 08.
1970 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam) on May - 08.
1970 On this day in history beatles release "Let it Be" album
1970 On May - 08 construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
1971 On May - 08 joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden
1972 On May - 08 sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians
1972 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam on this day in history.
1973 Indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender on this day in history.
1973 Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies on this day in history.
1974 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on this day in history.
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 Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on this day in history.
1977 On May - 08 david Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings
1979 Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on this day in history.
1979 On May - 08 talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76