Historical Events In May - 08
Saturday, 21 April 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 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55 on May - 08.
1960 On this day in history uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
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 The first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX on this day in history.
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 The first Atlas Centaur Launch on May - 08.
1963 On May - 08 "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years
1963 JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression on this day in history.
1963 Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis on this day in history.
1965 On May - 08 h T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for Engld), dies
1966 Only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson) on May - 08.
1967 On May - 08 muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army
1967 On May - 08 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 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1972 On May - 08 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 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 this day in history.
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 On May - 08 alan Baxter, dies at 67
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 this day in history talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76