Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Monday, 26 September 2016
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 On May - 08 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 On May - 08 the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX
1961 James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63 on May - 08.
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 May - 08.
1963 On this day in history jFK offers Israel assistance against aggression
1963 Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis on May - 08.
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 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 Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner) on this day in history.
1969 Cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic on May - 08.
1970 On May - 08 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam)
1970 On May - 08 beatles release "Let it Be" album
1970 Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street on May - 08.
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 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam on this day in history.
1973 Indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender on this day in history.
1973 On May - 08 ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies
1974 On this day in history 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted
1974 On May - 08 canadian Government of Trudeau falls
1974 On this day in history 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 David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on May - 08.
1979 On May - 08 radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
1979 On this day in history talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76