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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

1980  World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated on this day in history.  

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  The USSR and Warsaw Pact countries announce they will boycott the Los Angeles Olympics on this day in history.  

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

1985  On May - 08 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  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 May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies  

1991  CIA director William H Webster resigns on May - 08.  

1991  On this day in history jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84  

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

1993  16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train & 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride on May - 08.  

1993  Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title on May - 08.  

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

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

1994  Ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama on this day in history.  

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

1994  President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people on this day in history.  

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  South Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution on this day in history.  

1997  Tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village on May - 08.  

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  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

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

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  On this day in history 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  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

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