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Historical Events For May - 08

Thursday, 30 March 2017

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  On this day in history renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55  

1960  On this day in history uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations  

1960  Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 on May - 08.  

1961  Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on May - 08.  

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  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  

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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 May - 08.  

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

1968  On May - 08 pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)  

1969  On this day in history cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic  

1970  200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam) on May - 08.  

1970  Beatles release "Let it Be" album on this day in history.  

1970  Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street on May - 08.  

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

1972  On May - 08 sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians  

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 May - 08.  

1973  On May - 08 ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies  

1974  On May - 08 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted  

1974  Canadian Government of Trudeau falls on May - 08.  

1974  On May - 08 graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train  

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 this day in history radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3  

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  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

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

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.  

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