Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
1980 World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies
1982 On May - 08 gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident
1984 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.
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 May - 08.
1984 On May - 08 uSSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics
1985 On this day in history 20th Academy of Country Music Awards Alabama & Judds win
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
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 Robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80 on May - 08.
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 this day in history.
1991 CIA director William H Webster resigns on May - 08.
1991 On this day in history jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84
1992 On May - 08 addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80
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 Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title on May - 08.
1993 On this day in history 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 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 Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63 on this day in history.
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 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.