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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 24 November 2014

1980  On May - 08 world Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated  

1981  On this day in history margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies  

1982  Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history the USSR and Warsaw Pact countries announce they will boycott the Los Angeles Olympics  

1984  On this day in history uSSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics  

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

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

1985  Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74 on May - 08.  

1985  On May - 08 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  Pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off on this day in history.  

1988  François Mitterrand elected President of France on this day in history.  

1988  On May - 08 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  On this day in history paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey"  

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 this day in history jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84  

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 May - 08.  

1993  On May - 08 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  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 this day in history.  

1994  Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1995  Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63 on May - 08.  

1996  On this day in history south Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution  

1997  Tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

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

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)  

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  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

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.