Historical Events For May - 08
Sunday, 26 March 2017
1980 On this day in history world Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated
1981 Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies on this day in history.
1982 On this day in history gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident
1984 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.
1984 On May - 08 thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed
1984 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 May - 08 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win
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 this day in history.
1988 On May - 08 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 Paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey" on this day in history.
1989 US space shuttle STS-30 lands on this day in history.
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 May - 08 jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84
1992 On May - 08 addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80
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 On May - 08 lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1993 On May - 08 kees Deenik, singer/conductor
1994 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes on this day in history.
1994 On May - 08 ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama
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 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88 on this day in history.
1995 Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63 on May - 08.
1996 South Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution on May - 08.
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.