Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Friday, 19 September 2014
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 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55 on May - 08.
1960 On May - 08 uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
1960 On May - 08 hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
1961 On this day in history alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington
1961 On May - 08 the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX
1961 James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63 on this day in history.
1962 London trolley buses go out of service on this day in history.
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 On this day in history jFK offers Israel assistance against aggression
1963 On May - 08 navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis.
1965 H T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for Engld), dies on May - 08.
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 Barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39 on this day in history.
1968 On May - 08 pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)
1969 On May - 08 cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic
1970 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam) on this day in history.
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 this day in history joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden
1972 On this day in history 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 On this day in history indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender
1973 On this day in history 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 On May - 08 graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train
1975 Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87 on this day in history.
1976 Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on May - 08.
1977 On this day in history david Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings
1979 Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on May - 08.
1979 Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on this day in history.