Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Sunday, 21 December 2014
1959 3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore on May - 08.
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 Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on May - 08.
1961 The first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX on May - 08.
1961 On this day in history james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63
1962 On this day in history london trolley buses go out of service
1962 The first Atlas Centaur Launch on May - 08.
1963 On May - 08 "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years
1963 On this day in history 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 Only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson) on May - 08.
1967 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39
1968 Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner) on this day in history.
1969 On May - 08 cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic
1970 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1971 Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden on May - 08.
1972 On May - 08 sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians
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 May - 08.
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 May - 08.
1976 On this day in history alan Baxter, dies at 67
1977 On this day in history david Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings
1979 On May - 08 radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
1979 Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on May - 08.