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Historical Events For May - 08

Thursday, 19 October 2017

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  On May - 08 gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident  

1984  France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed  

1984  On May - 08 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  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  Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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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  On May - 08 pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off  

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

1988  Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC on May - 08.  

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 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  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 May - 08.  

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

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  José Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica on May - 08.  

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  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 May - 08 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 May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

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

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

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

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

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

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