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Historical Events For May - 08

Wednesday, 24 January 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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  On this day in history renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  On May - 08 hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  On May - 08 the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63 on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1962  London trolley buses go out of service on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1962  The first Atlas Centaur Launch on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1963  "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1963  JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1963  Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1965  On May - 08 h T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for Engld), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1966  On May - 08 only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1967  On this day in history muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1967  Barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39 on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1968  Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner) on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1969  On May - 08 cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1970  On this day in history 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1970  Beatles release "Let it Be" album on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1970  On May - 08 construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1971  On May - 08 joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  Sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  On this day in history u.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  Indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1974  50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1974  Canadian Government of Trudeau falls on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1974  Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1975  Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87 on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1976  Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1977  David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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