Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
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 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55 on this day in history.
1960 On May - 08 uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
1960 Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 on this day in history.
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 On May - 08 james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63
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 "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years on May - 08.
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 this day in history.
1967 On May - 08 barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39
1968 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1970 On May - 08 beatles release "Let it Be" album
1970 On May - 08 construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
1971 Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden on May - 08.
1972 Sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians on May - 08.
1972 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam on May - 08.
1973 On May - 08 indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender
1973 Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies on May - 08.
1974 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on May - 08.
1974 Canadian Government of Trudeau falls on May - 08.
1974 On this day in history graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train
1975 On this day in history avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87
1976 On May - 08 alan Baxter, dies at 67
1977 On this day in history david Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings
1979 Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on May - 08.
1979 On May - 08 talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76