Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Thursday, 23 October 2014
1980 On this day in history world Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated
1981 Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies on this day in history.
1982 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident on May - 08.
1984 On May - 08 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1984 Thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed on May - 08.
1984 The USSR and Warsaw Pact countries announce they will boycott the Los Angeles Olympics on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1985 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history 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 this day in history pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off
1988 On May - 08 françois Mitterrand elected President of France
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 May - 08.
1990 Tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies on May - 08.
1991 On May - 08 cIA director William H Webster resigns
1991 On May - 08 jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84
1992 On May - 08 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 this day in history lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1993 Kees Deenik, singer/conductor on May - 08.
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 May - 08 josé Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica
1994 On May - 08 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 On May - 08 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.