Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Thursday, 02 July 2015
1959 On May - 08 3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore
1959 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55 on May - 08.
1960 USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on this day in history.
1960 On May - 08 hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
1961 Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on this day in history.
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 May - 08.
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 this day in history.
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 On May - 08 h T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for Engld), dies
1966 Only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson) on this day in history.
1967 On May - 08 muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army
1967 On May - 08 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 On May - 08 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam)
1970 On May - 08 beatles release "Let it Be" album
1970 On this day in history construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
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 Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies on this day in history.
1974 On this day in history 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted
1974 On May - 08 canadian Government of Trudeau falls
1974 Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train on May - 08.
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 On this day in history talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76