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.
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.