Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Sunday, 24 May 2015
1980 World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated on this day in history.
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 Thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history the USSR and Warsaw Pact countries announce they will boycott the Los Angeles Olympics
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 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.
1985 Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74 on May - 08.
1985 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win on May - 08.
1987 On May - 08 gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)
1987 Pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history françois Mitterrand elected President of France
1988 Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC on May - 08.
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 this day in history.
1990 On May - 08 tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies
1991 On this day in history 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 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 On May - 08 lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1993 On this day in history kees Deenik, singer/conductor
1994 On May - 08 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes
1994 Ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama on May - 08.
1994 On May - 08 josé Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica
1994 President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people on May - 08.
1994 On this day in history 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 May - 08.
1997 On May - 08 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.