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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Sunday, 01 May 2016

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 May - 08.  

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  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  20th Academy of Country Music Awards Alabama & Judds win on May - 08.  

1985  On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

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 this day in history gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)  

1987  Pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history françois Mitterrand elected President of France  

1988  Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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

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 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  Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  

1993  Kees Deenik, singer/conductor on this day in history.  

1994  On this day in history 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes  

1994  On May - 08 ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama  

1994  José Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica on this day in history.  

1994  On May - 08 president Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people  

1994  On May - 08 cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88  

1995  On this day in history carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63  

1996  South Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution on this day in history.  

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.  

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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 this day in history.  

1460  On May - 08 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  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes RÃ¥lamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  

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