Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
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 May - 08 gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident
1984 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on May - 08.
1984 On May - 08 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 this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1985 On May - 08 dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74
1985 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win on May - 08.
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 this day in history.
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 May - 08.
1989 On this day in history paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey"
1989 US space shuttle STS-30 lands on May - 08.
1990 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1992 On this day in history 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 May - 08 kees Deenik, singer/conductor
1994 On May - 08 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes
1994 Ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama on this day in history.
1994 On this day in history josé Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica
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 On this day in history tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village
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.