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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.  

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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

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

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

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

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

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

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

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

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  

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