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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 06 May 2015

1980  World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1984  France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on May - 08.  

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

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

1984  On this day in history uSSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics  

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  On this day in history gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)  

1987  Pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off on May - 08.  

1988  On May - 08 françois Mitterrand elected President of France  

1988  On this day in history mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC  

1988  Robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80 on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 cIA director William H Webster resigns  

1991  Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84 on May - 08.  

1992  Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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  Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  

1993  Kees Deenik, singer/conductor on this day in history.  

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

1994  Ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama on May - 08.  

1994  On May - 08 josé Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica  

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

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 this day in history south Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution  

1997  On this day in history tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village  

2007  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

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

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on May - 08.  

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  On this day in history 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  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

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

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

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

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

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