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
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.