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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Thursday, 28 August 2014

1980  World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated on this day in history.  

1981  Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies on this day in history.  

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

1984  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history uS space shuttle STS-30 lands  

1990  On this day in history tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies  

1991  On this day in history cIA director William H Webster resigns  

1991  Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1992  On this day in history 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  Kees Deenik, singer/conductor on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history josé Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica  

1994  On this day in history president Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people  

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 this day in history south Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution  

1997  Tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village on this day in history.  

2007  Devolved government is restored to Northern Ireland, with Ian Paisley as First Minister and Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

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  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On this day in history 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  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

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

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.