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Historical Events For May - 08

Thursday, 20 July 2017

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  USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on this day in history.  

1960  Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

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  James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63 on May - 08.  

1962  On May - 08 london trolley buses go out of service  

1962  On May - 08 the first Atlas Centaur Launch  

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

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1963  On May - 08 jFK offers Israel assistance against aggression  

1963  Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis on May - 08.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history 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 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 May - 08.  

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  U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam on May - 08.  

1973  Indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender on May - 08.  

1973  On May - 08 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  Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train on May - 08.  

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

1976  Alan Baxter, dies at 67 on May - 08.  

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

1979  On May - 08 radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3  

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  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

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

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

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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.  

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

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

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

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

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