Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Saturday, 23 May 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 this day in history.
1960 USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on May - 08.
1960 On this day in history hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
1961 On this day in history 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 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 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 On May - 08 h T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for Engld), dies
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 May - 08.
1967 On this day in history barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39
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 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam) on this day in history.
1970 Beatles release "Let it Be" album on this day in history.
1970 Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street on May - 08.
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 this day in history.
1972 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam on May - 08.
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 On May - 08 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 this day in history.
1975 On this day in history avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87
1976 On May - 08 alan Baxter, dies at 67
1977 On May - 08 david Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings
1979 Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on this day in history.
1979 On May - 08 talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76