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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

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

1981  On May - 08 margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies  

1982  Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident on May - 08.  

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  The USSR and Warsaw Pact countries announce they will boycott the Los Angeles Olympics on May - 08.  

1984  USSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics on May - 08.  

1985  20th Academy of Country Music Awards Alabama & Judds win on May - 08.  

1985  France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1987  On May - 08 gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)  

1987  Pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off on May - 08.  

1988  François Mitterrand elected President of France on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey"  

1989  US space shuttle STS-30 lands on this day in history.  

1990  On May - 08 tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies  

1991  CIA director William H Webster resigns on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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 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  President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people on May - 08.  

1994  On this day in history cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88  

1995  On May - 08 carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63  

1996  South Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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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.  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

1492  On May - 08 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  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

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  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.