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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on May - 08.  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

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

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

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

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

0685  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

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