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Historical Events For May - 08

Monday, 23 January 2017

1959  3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1959  On May - 08 renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55  Click To Search About This In Google

1960  USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1960  On May - 08 hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88  Click To Search About This In Google

1961  Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1961  On this day in history the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX  Click To Search About This In Google

1961  James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1962  London trolley buses go out of service on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1962  The first Atlas Centaur Launch on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1963  On May - 08 "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years  Click To Search About This In Google

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1963  JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1963  Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1965  On May - 08 h T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for Engld), dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1966  On this day in history only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson)  Click To Search About This In Google

1967  Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1967  On this day in history barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39  Click To Search About This In Google

1968  Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner) on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1969  Cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1970  200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam) on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1970  Beatles release "Let it Be" album on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1970  Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1971  On this day in history joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden  Click To Search About This In Google

1972  On May - 08 sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians  Click To Search About This In Google

1972  On May - 08 u.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam.  Click To Search About This In Google

1973  On May - 08 indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender  Click To Search About This In Google

1973  Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1974  50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1974  On May - 08 canadian Government of Trudeau falls  Click To Search About This In Google

1974  Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1975  On May - 08 avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87  Click To Search About This In Google

1976  On this day in history alan Baxter, dies at 67  Click To Search About This In Google

1977  David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1979  Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1979  Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  Click To Search About This In Google

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  Click To Search About This In Google

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  Click To Search About This In Google

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  Click To Search About This In Google

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  Click To Search About This In Google

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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  Click To Search About This In Google

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  Click To Search About This In Google

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  Click To Search About This In Google

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