Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
1980 On May - 08 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 this day in history.
1984 On May - 08 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1984 Thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed on this day in history.
1984 On May - 08 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 this day in history.
1985 On this day in history 20th Academy of Country Music Awards Alabama & Judds win
1985 On May - 08 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1985 On May - 08 dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74
1985 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win on May - 08.
1987 On May - 08 gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)
1987 On this day in history pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off
1988 On May - 08 françois Mitterrand elected President of France
1988 Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC on May - 08.
1988 Robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80 on this day in history.
1989 Paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey" on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history uS space shuttle STS-30 lands
1990 Tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies on May - 08.
1991 CIA director William H Webster resigns on May - 08.
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 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 Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
1993 On this day in history kees Deenik, singer/conductor
1994 On this day in history 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes
1994 Ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama on this day in history.
1994 José Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica on May - 08.
1994 President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people on May - 08.
1994 On this day in history cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88
1995 On this day in history carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63
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 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.