Historical Events For May - 08
Monday, 20 November 2017
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 On May - 08 uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
1960 Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 on May - 08.
1961 On this day in history alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington
1961 On May - 08 the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX
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 The first Atlas Centaur Launch on this day in history.
1963 On May - 08 "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 On this day in history muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army
1967 Barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39 on this day in history.
1968 On May - 08 pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)
1969 On May - 08 cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic
1970 On this day in history 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam)
1970 Beatles release "Let it Be" album on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history 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 Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on this day in history.
1977 David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on this day in history.
1979 Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on May - 08.
1979 Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on this day in history.