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Historical Events For May - 08

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1980  World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1981  On this day in history margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1982  On May - 08 gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident  Click To Search About This In Google

1984  On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  Click To Search About This In Google

1984  On this day in history thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed  Click To Search About This In Google

1984  The USSR and Warsaw Pact countries announce they will boycott the Los Angeles Olympics on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1984  On May - 08 uSSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics  Click To Search About This In Google

1985  20th Academy of Country Music Awards Alabama & Judds win on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1985  France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1985  On May - 08 dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74  Click To Search About This In Google

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1985  On this day in history 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win  Click To Search About This In Google

1987  On this day in history gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)  Click To Search About This In Google

1987  On May - 08 pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off  Click To Search About This In Google

1988  On this day in history françois Mitterrand elected President of France  Click To Search About This In Google

1988  Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1988  On May - 08 robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80  Click To Search About This In Google

1989  Paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey" on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1989  US space shuttle STS-30 lands on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1990  Tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1991  On May - 08 cIA director William H Webster resigns  Click To Search About This In Google

1991  On May - 08 jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84  Click To Search About This In Google

1992  On this day in history addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80  Click To Search About This In Google

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  Click To Search About This In Google

1993  On May - 08 lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title  Click To Search About This In Google

1993  On this day in history kees Deenik, singer/conductor  Click To Search About This In Google

1994  500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1994  On May - 08 ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama  Click To Search About This In Google

1994  José Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1994  President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1994  Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1995  On this day in history carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63  Click To Search About This In Google

1996  On May - 08 south Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution  Click To Search About This In Google

1997  On May - 08 tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village  Click To Search About This In Google

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.  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  Click To Search About This In Google

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  Click To Search About This In Google

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  Click To Search About This In Google

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  Click To Search About This In Google

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