Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Thursday, 02 April 2015
1959 3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore on this day in history.
1959 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55 on May - 08.
1960 On this day in history uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
1960 On this day in history hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
1961 On May - 08 alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington
1961 On May - 08 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 On this day in history the first Atlas Centaur Launch
1963 On this day in history "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 this day in history.
1966 On May - 08 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 May - 08.
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 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 Sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians on May - 08.
1972 On this day in history u.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam.
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 May - 08.
1974 On this day in history 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted
1974 On May - 08 canadian Government of Trudeau falls
1974 On May - 08 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 On this day in history alan Baxter, dies at 67
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 On May - 08 talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76