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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 30 January 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  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 May - 08 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 May - 08.  

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 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 May - 08.  

1987  Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair) on May - 08.  

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

1988  François Mitterrand elected President of France on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1991  On May - 08 jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84  

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 May - 08 lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title  

1993  Kees Deenik, singer/conductor on May - 08.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1995  On this day in history carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63  

1996  South Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution on May - 08.  

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

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

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

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

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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