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Historical Events For May - 08

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

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 May - 08.  

1982  On May - 08 gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident  

1984  On May - 08 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

1984  On this day in history thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed  

1984  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

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 this day in history dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74  

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1985  On this day in history 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win  

1987  Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair) on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

1991  Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1992  Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80 on May - 08.  

1993  On this day in history 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  On May - 08 kees Deenik, singer/conductor  

1994  500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes on this day in history.  

1994  Ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama on May - 08.  

1994  José Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica on this day in history.  

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

1994  Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88 on May - 08.  

1995  Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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  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  On May - 08 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  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

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

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

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  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

0685  On May - 08 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 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  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  

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