Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Wednesday, 28 January 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 May - 08.
1960 USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on May - 08.
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 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 London trolley buses go out of service on this day in history.
1962 The first Atlas Centaur Launch on this day in history.
1963 On May - 08 "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years
1963 On May - 08 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 May - 08.
1966 On May - 08 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 Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner) on May - 08.
1969 Cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic on May - 08.
1970 On May - 08 200,000 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 Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden on this day in history.
1972 Sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1973 Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies on this day in history.
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 Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87 on May - 08.
1976 On May - 08 alan Baxter, dies at 67
1977 David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on this day in history.
1979 Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on May - 08.
1979 Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on May - 08.