Historical Events For May - 08
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
1980 On this day in history world Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated
1981 Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies on May - 08.
1982 On May - 08 gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident
1984 On May - 08 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1984 On this day in history thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed
1984 On this day in history the USSR and Warsaw Pact countries announce they will boycott the Los Angeles Olympics
1984 USSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics on May - 08.
1985 20th Academy of Country Music Awards Alabama & Judds win on May - 08.
1985 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74
1985 On this day in history 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win
1987 Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair) on this day in history.
1987 On this day in history pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off
1988 On this day in history françois Mitterrand elected President of France
1988 Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC on this day in history.
1988 Robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80 on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey"
1989 US space shuttle STS-30 lands on this day in history.
1990 On May - 08 tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies
1991 CIA director William H Webster resigns on this day in history.
1991 Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.
1992 Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80 on May - 08.
1993 On this day in history 16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train & 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride
1993 On this day in history lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1993 On May - 08 kees Deenik, singer/conductor
1994 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes on this day in history.
1994 Ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama on May - 08.
1994 José Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica on this day in history.
1994 On this day in history president Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people
1994 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88 on May - 08.
1995 Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1996 On May - 08 south Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution
1997 On May - 08 tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village
2007 Devolved government is restored to Northern Ireland, with Ian Paisley as First Minister and Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister on May - 08.