Historical Events In May - 08
Monday, 18 June 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.
1959 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55 on this day in history.
1960 USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on May - 08.
1960 Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 on this day in history.
1961 Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington on May - 08.
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 this day in history.
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 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 this day in history 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 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 this day in history cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic
1970 On this day in history 200,000 Australians participate in antiwar demonstrations (Vietnam)
1970 Beatles release "Let it Be" album on May - 08.
1970 On this day in history construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
1971 On this day in history joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden
1972 On May - 08 sabena aircraft at Lod International, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians
1972 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam on this day in history.
1973 Indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender on this day in history.
1973 Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies on this day in history.
1974 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted on May - 08.
1974 On this day in history canadian Government of Trudeau falls
1974 On this day in history graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train
1975 On May - 08 avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87
1976 On May - 08 alan Baxter, dies at 67
1977 David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings on May - 08.
1979 On this day in history radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
1979 On May - 08 talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76