Historical Events For May - 08
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
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 On this day in history 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 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 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 this day in history.
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 May - 08 only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson)
1967 On this day in history muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army
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 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 this day in history.
1970 On May - 08 construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
1971 On May - 08 joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden
1972 Sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians on May - 08.
1972 On this day in history 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 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on this day in history.
1974 Canadian Government of Trudeau falls on May - 08.
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 Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on this day in history.
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.