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Historical Events For May - 08

Friday, 23 June 2017

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

1985  On May - 08 20th Academy of Country Music Awards Alabama & Judds win  

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

1985  On May - 08 dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74  

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1985  On this day in history 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win  

1987  Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair) on this day in history.  

1987  Pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off on May - 08.  

1988  François Mitterrand elected President of France on May - 08.  

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

1988  On this day in history robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80  

1989  On this day in history paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey"  

1989  US space shuttle STS-30 lands on this day in history.  

1990  On May - 08 tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies  

1991  CIA director William H Webster resigns on this day in history.  

1991  Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84 on May - 08.  

1992  On this day in history addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80  

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 this day in history.  

1993  Kees Deenik, singer/conductor on this day in history.  

1994  500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes on May - 08.  

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 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 this day in history.  

2007  On May - 08 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  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

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

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

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

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

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  

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