Historical Events For May - 08
Thursday, 20 July 2017
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 this day in history renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55
1960 USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on this day in history.
1960 Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 on this day in history.
1961 Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on this day in history.
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 On May - 08 london trolley buses go out of service
1962 On May - 08 the first Atlas Centaur Launch
1963 On this day in history "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years
1963 On May - 08 jFK offers Israel assistance against aggression
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 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 this day in history.
1969 On this day in history cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic
1970 On May - 08 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam)
1970 On this day in history beatles release "Let it Be" album
1970 Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street on May - 08.
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 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam on May - 08.
1973 Indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender on May - 08.
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 May - 08.
1974 Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train on May - 08.
1975 Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87 on May - 08.
1976 Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on May - 08.
1977 David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on May - 08.
1979 On May - 08 radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
1979 Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on May - 08.