Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Saturday, 28 February 2015
1980 On this day in history world Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated
1981 On this day in history margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies
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 May - 08 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 this day in history.
1985 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on May - 08.
1985 Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74 on May - 08.
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 On May - 08 françois Mitterrand elected President of France
1988 On this day in history 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 May - 08.
1989 US space shuttle STS-30 lands on this day in history.
1990 On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 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 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 May - 08.
1995 Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63 on May - 08.
1996 On this day in history 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.