Historical Events For May - 08
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
1980 World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history 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 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 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.
1985 On May - 08 dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74
1985 On this day in history 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win
1987 On this day in history 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 Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC on this day in history.
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 May - 08.
1989 US space shuttle STS-30 lands on May - 08.
1990 Tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies on this day in history.
1991 On May - 08 cIA director William H Webster resigns
1991 On May - 08 jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84
1992 On this day in history addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80
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
1993 On May - 08 lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1993 On this day in history kees Deenik, singer/conductor
1994 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes on May - 08.
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 President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people on May - 08.
1994 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88 on this day in history.
1995 On this day in history carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63
1996 On May - 08 south Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution
1997 On May - 08 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.