Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
1959 On May - 08 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 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 May - 08.
1961 The first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63
1962 On May - 08 london trolley buses go out of service
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 May - 08.
1963 On May - 08 navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis.
1965 On this day in history h T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for Engld), dies
1966 Only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson) on May - 08.
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 Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner) on May - 08.
1969 On May - 08 cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic
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 On this day in history joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden
1972 Sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians on May - 08.
1972 On May - 08 u.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam.
1973 Indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender on May - 08.
1973 On this day in history ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies
1974 On May - 08 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 Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87 on May - 08.
1976 On this day in history alan Baxter, dies at 67
1977 David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on May - 08.
1979 On May - 08 radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
1979 Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on this day in history.