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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Sunday, 19 April 2015

1959  On May - 08 3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore  

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

1960  On May - 08 uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations  

1960  On this day in history hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88  

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 May - 08.  

1961  On this day in history james Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63  

1962  London trolley buses go out of service on May - 08.  

1962  The first Atlas Centaur Launch on this day in history.  

1963  "Dr No" premieres in US 007 reigns supreme for over 40 years on this day in history.  

1963  JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression on May - 08.  

1963  On this day in history 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  On May - 08 only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson)  

1967  Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army on May - 08.  

1967  On this day in history barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39  

1968  On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)  

1969  Cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic on May - 08.  

1970  200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam) on this day in history.  

1970  On May - 08 beatles release "Let it Be" album  

1970  Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street on May - 08.  

1971  Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians  

1972  On May - 08 u.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam.  

1973  On May - 08 indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender  

1973  Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies on May - 08.  

1974  50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on May - 08.  

1974  On May - 08 canadian Government of Trudeau falls  

1974  Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train on this day in history.  

1975  On May - 08 avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87  

1976  Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1977  David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on May - 08.  

1979  Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on May - 08.  

1979  Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 on May - 08.  

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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 May - 08.  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

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

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

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

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

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

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.