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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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

1981  Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies on May - 08.  

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  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  On May - 08 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  On May - 08 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

1985  Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74 on May - 08.  

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

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

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

1988  On this day in history robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80  

1989  Paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey" on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1993  Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  

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

1994  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

1994  On May - 08 president Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people  

1994  On this day in history cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88  

1995  Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1996  South Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution on this day in history.  

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

2007  Devolved government is restored to Northern Ireland, with Ian Paisley as First Minister and Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister on May - 08.  

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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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

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  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 May - 08.  

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.