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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

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

1981  Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies on May - 08.  

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  On this day in history thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed  

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 May - 08 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  20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win on this day in history.  

1987  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

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  On May - 08 tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies  

1991  CIA director William H Webster resigns on this day in history.  

1991  Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1992  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history president Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people  

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

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 May - 08.  

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

2007  Devolved government is restored to Northern Ireland, with Ian Paisley as First Minister and Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  On this day in history 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  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

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  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

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

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