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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

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  Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55 on this day in history.  

1960  On May - 08 uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations  

1960  Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1961  On May - 08 alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington  

1961  The first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX on May - 08.  

1961  On May - 08 james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63  

1962  London trolley buses go out of service on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history the first Atlas Centaur Launch  

1963  "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years on May - 08.  

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1963  JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression on May - 08.  

1963  Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis on this day in history.  

1965  H T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for Engld), dies on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1967  On May - 08 barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39  

1968  On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)  

1969  Cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street  

1971  Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden on May - 08.  

1972  Sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

1974  50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on May - 08.  

1974  Canadian Government of Trudeau falls on May - 08.  

1974  On this day in history graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train  

1975  On this day in history avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87  

1976  On May - 08 alan Baxter, dies at 67  

1977  On this day in history david Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings  

1979  Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on May - 08.  

1979  On May - 08 talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  

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