Historical Events For May - 08
Monday, 23 January 2017
1959 3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore on May - 08.
1959 On May - 08 renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55
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 May - 08.
1961 On this day in history the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX
1961 James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63 on this day in history.
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 JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression on May - 08.
1963 Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis on May - 08.
1965 On May - 08 h T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for Engld), dies
1966 On this day in history only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson)
1967 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army on May - 08.
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 May - 08.
1969 Cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic on May - 08.
1970 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam) on May - 08.
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 May - 08.
1971 On this day in history joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden
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 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 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on May - 08.
1974 On May - 08 canadian Government of Trudeau falls
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 this day in history.
1979 Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on May - 08.
1979 Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on this day in history.