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Historical Events For May - 08

Friday, 24 February 2017

1980  World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated on May - 08.  

1981  Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies on May - 08.  

1982  Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident on this day in history.  

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 May - 08 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 May - 08 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

1985  Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74 on May - 08.  

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1985  On May - 08 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win  

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 this day in history françois Mitterrand elected President of France  

1988  On May - 08 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  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  On May - 08 cIA director William H Webster resigns  

1991  On May - 08 jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84  

1992  Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1993  16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train & 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride on May - 08.  

1993  Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  

1993  On May - 08 kees Deenik, singer/conductor  

1994  On May - 08 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes  

1994  On this day in history ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama  

1994  On this day in history josé Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica  

1994  On this day in history president Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people  

1994  On this day in history 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  Tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village on this day in history.  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

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

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

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

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

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  

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