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Historical Events For May - 08

Sunday, 28 May 2017

1959  On this day in history 3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore  

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  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 May - 08 james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63  

1962  On May - 08 london trolley buses go out of service  

1962  The first Atlas Centaur Launch on May - 08.  

1963  "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years on this day in history.  

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1963  JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

1966  Only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson) on May - 08.  

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 May - 08 pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)  

1969  On May - 08 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  Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street on this day in history.  

1971  Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians  

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  On this day in history ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies  

1974  On this day in history 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted  

1974  Canadian Government of Trudeau falls on May - 08.  

1974  Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train on May - 08.  

1975  On May - 08 avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87  

1976  On this day in history alan Baxter, dies at 67  

1977  David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on May - 08.  

1979  Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on this day in history.  

1979  Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.  

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