Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Saturday, 30 July 2016
1959 On May - 08 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 May - 08 uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
1960 Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 on May - 08.
1961 On May - 08 alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington
1961 On May - 08 the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX
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 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 On this day in history 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 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 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 this day in history.
1971 Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden on this day in history.
1972 Sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians on this day in history.
1972 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender
1973 On May - 08 ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies
1974 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on May - 08.
1974 Canadian Government of Trudeau falls on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
1979 On May - 08 talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76