Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Wednesday, 01 October 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 On this day in history renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55
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 this day in history.
1961 The first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX on May - 08.
1961 On this day in history james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63
1962 On this day in history london trolley buses go out of service
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.
1963 On this day in history jFK offers Israel assistance against aggression
1963 On this day in history 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 On this day in history only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson)
1967 On May - 08 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 this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)
1969 On this day in history cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic
1970 On May - 08 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam)
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 May - 08.
1971 Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden on this day in history.
1972 Sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted
1974 Canadian Government of Trudeau falls on this day in history.
1974 Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train on May - 08.
1975 Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87 on May - 08.
1976 Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on this day in history.
1977 On May - 08 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 this day in history.