Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
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 On this day in history hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
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 James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63 on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history london trolley buses go out of service
1962 The first Atlas Centaur Launch on May - 08.
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 Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis on May - 08.
1965 On this day in history h T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for Engld), dies
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 Barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39 on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)
1969 Cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1972 On this day in history 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 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 this day in history.
1974 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on this day in history.
1974 Canadian Government of Trudeau falls on this day in history.
1974 Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train on this day in history.
1975 Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87 on this day in history.
1976 On May - 08 alan Baxter, dies at 67
1977 On May - 08 david Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings
1979 Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on May - 08.
1979 Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on May - 08.