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Historical Events For May - 08

Sunday, 26 February 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  USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on this day in history.  

1960  Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 on May - 08.  

1961  On May - 08 alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington  

1961  On this day in history the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX  

1961  On this day in history james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63  

1962  London trolley buses go out of service on this day in history.  

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.  

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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  H T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for Engld), dies on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1970  Beatles release "Let it Be" album on May - 08.  

1970  Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street on this day in history.  

1971  Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

1974  On this day in history canadian Government of Trudeau falls  

1974  On this day in history graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train  

1975  Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

1976  Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on May - 08.  

1977  On this day in history david Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings  

1979  On this day in history radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3  

1979  Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on May - 08.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  

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