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Historical Events For May - 08

Sunday, 26 March 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 this day in history.  

1982  On this day in history gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident  

1984  France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.  

1984  On May - 08 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  On this day in history uSSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics  

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

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

1985  On May - 08 dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74  

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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  On May - 08 mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC  

1988  Robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80 on this day in history.  

1989  Paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey" on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

1991  On May - 08 jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84  

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  On May - 08 kees Deenik, singer/conductor  

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

1994  On May - 08 ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama  

1994  On May - 08 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  South Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution on May - 08.  

1997  On this day in history tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village  

2007  On May - 08 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  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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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  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

1319  On this day in history 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 May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  

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