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.
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.