Historical Events For May - 08
Sunday, 04 December 2016
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 May - 08 renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55
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 Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX
1961 On May - 08 james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63
1962 London trolley buses go out of service on May - 08.
1962 On May - 08 the first Atlas Centaur Launch
1963 On May - 08 "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years
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 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 May - 08.
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 this day in history 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam)
1970 Beatles release "Let it Be" album on May - 08.
1970 On this day in history construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
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 Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies on May - 08.
1974 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on May - 08.
1974 Canadian Government of Trudeau falls on May - 08.
1974 On May - 08 graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train
1975 On this day in history avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87
1976 Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on May - 08.
1977 David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on this day in history.
1979 On May - 08 radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
1979 Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on this day in history.