Historical Events For May - 08
Friday, 22 September 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 On this day in history renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55
1960 On this day in history uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
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 The first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX on this day in history.
1961 On May - 08 james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63
1962 On this day in history 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 May - 08.
1963 On May - 08 jFK offers Israel assistance against aggression
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 Only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson) on this day in history.
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 May - 08 pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)
1969 Cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic on this day in history.
1970 On May - 08 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam)
1970 Beatles release "Let it Be" album on May - 08.
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 On this day in history sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians
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 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 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 Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on May - 08.
1979 On this day in history talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76