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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

1980  On May - 08 world Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated  

1981  On this day in history margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies  

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  Thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed on this day in history.  

1984  On May - 08 the USSR and Warsaw Pact countries announce they will boycott the Los Angeles Olympics  

1984  USSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics on this day in history.  

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 May - 08 dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74  

1985  20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win on May - 08.  

1987  On May - 08 gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)  

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

1988  On May - 08 françois Mitterrand elected President of France  

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

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  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  Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84 on May - 08.  

1992  Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1994  President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people on May - 08.  

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

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

1996  On May - 08 south Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution  

1997  On May - 08 tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village  

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  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  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 this day in history.  

1592  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

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

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

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

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  On this day in history 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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