Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Sunday, 19 April 2015
1959 On May - 08 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 May - 08 uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
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 The first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX on May - 08.
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 The first Atlas Centaur Launch on this day in history.
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 May - 08.
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 May - 08.
1966 On May - 08 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 this day in history 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 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 this day in history.
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 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 On May - 08 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 David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on May - 08.
1979 Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on May - 08.
1979 Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on May - 08.