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Historical Events For May - 08

Friday, 02 December 2016

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 May - 08.  

1982  Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident on this day in history.  

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  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 May - 08.  

1985  France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on May - 08.  

1985  On this day in history dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74  

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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  François Mitterrand elected President of France on this day in history.  

1988  Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC on this day in history.  

1988  Robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80 on May - 08.  

1989  On May - 08 paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey"  

1989  On this day in history 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  Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84 on May - 08.  

1992  On May - 08 addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80  

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

1993  On this day in history lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title  

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

1994  500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes on this day in history.  

1994  On this day in history 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  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 May - 08.  

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

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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

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

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on May - 08.  

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

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  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

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

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