Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
1980 World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated on this day in history.
1981 On May - 08 margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies
1982 On May - 08 gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident
1984 On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
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 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 May - 08.
1985 On May - 08 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win
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 this day in history.
1988 On this day in history mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC
1988 On May - 08 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 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 this day in history cIA director William H Webster resigns
1991 Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84 on May - 08.
1992 Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80 on May - 08.
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 On this day in history 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 May - 08.
1994 On this day in history josé Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica
1994 On May - 08 president Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people
1994 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88 on this day in history.
1995 On May - 08 carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63
1996 On this day in history south Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution
1997 On this day in history tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village
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.