Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Monday, 02 May 2016
1959 3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore on May - 08.
1959 On May - 08 renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55
1960 On this day in history uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
1960 On May - 08 hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
1961 Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on this day in history.
1961 On May - 08 the first practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport TX
1961 On May - 08 james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63
1962 London trolley buses go out of service on May - 08.
1962 On May - 08 the first Atlas Centaur Launch
1963 "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years on May - 08.
1963 On this day in history jFK offers Israel assistance against aggression
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 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1969 On this day in history cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic
1970 On May - 08 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam)
1970 On May - 08 beatles release "Let it Be" album
1970 On this day in history construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
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 May - 08.
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 this day in history.
1973 On May - 08 ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies
1974 On this day in history 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted
1974 Canadian Government of Trudeau falls on May - 08.
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 On this day in history david Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings
1979 Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on this day in history.
1979 Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on May - 08.