Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Sunday, 25 September 2016
1980 World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated on May - 08.
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 On May - 08 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1984 Thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed on this day in history.
1984 The USSR and Warsaw Pact countries announce they will boycott the Los Angeles Olympics on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history uSSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics
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 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 May - 08.
1987 On May - 08 gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)
1987 On May - 08 pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off
1988 On May - 08 françois Mitterrand elected President of France
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 this day in history.
1989 On May - 08 paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey"
1989 US space shuttle STS-30 lands on this day in history.
1990 Tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies on this day in history.
1991 On May - 08 cIA director William H Webster resigns
1991 On this day in history jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84
1992 On May - 08 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 On May - 08 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 May - 08.
1994 On this day in history ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama
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 this day in history.
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 May - 08 devolved government is restored to Northern Ireland, with Ian Paisley as First Minister and Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister.