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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

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1980  On this day in history world Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated  

1981  On this day in history margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies  

1982  Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident on May - 08.  

1984  On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

1984  Thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed on May - 08.  

1984  The USSR and Warsaw Pact countries announce they will boycott the Los Angeles Olympics on May - 08.  

1984  USSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics on May - 08.  

1985  On this day in history 20th Academy of Country Music Awards Alabama & Judds win  

1985  On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

1985  On this day in history dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74  

1985  20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win on this day in history.  

1987  On May - 08 gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)  

1987  Pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off on this day in history.  

1988  François Mitterrand elected President of France on this day in history.  

1988  On May - 08 mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC  

1988  On May - 08 robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80  

1989  On May - 08 paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey"  

1989  On May - 08 uS space shuttle STS-30 lands  

1990  Tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1993  On May - 08 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 this day in history kees Deenik, singer/conductor  

1994  On May - 08 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes  

1994  On May - 08 ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama  

1994  On this day in history josé Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica  

1994  President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people on May - 08.  

1994  On May - 08 cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88  

1995  Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63 on May - 08.  

1996  On May - 08 south Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution  

1997  Tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village on this day in history.  

2007  On this day in history devolved government is restored to Northern Ireland, with Ian Paisley as First Minister and Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

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

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

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

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

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

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