Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Friday, 31 July 2015
1980 World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated on May - 08.
1981 Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies on May - 08.
1982 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident on this day in history.
1984 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on May - 08.
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 this day in history.
1985 On this day in history 20th Academy of Country Music Awards Alabama & Judds win
1985 On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
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 Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair) on May - 08.
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 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 On May - 08 uS space shuttle STS-30 lands
1990 On this day in history tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies
1991 CIA director William H Webster resigns on May - 08.
1991 Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84 on May - 08.
1992 On May - 08 addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80
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 Kees Deenik, singer/conductor on May - 08.
1994 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes on May - 08.
1994 On this day in history ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama
1994 José Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica on May - 08.
1994 On May - 08 president Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people
1994 On May - 08 cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88
1995 Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63 on May - 08.
1996 South Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution on this day in history.
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.