Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Thursday, 18 December 2014
1980 On this day in history world Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated
1981 On this day in history margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies
1982 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident on May - 08.
1984 On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
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 USSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics on May - 08.
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 On this day in history 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 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 On May - 08 robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80
1989 On May - 08 paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey"
1989 On May - 08 uS space shuttle STS-30 lands
1990 Tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies on this day in history.
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 Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1993 On May - 08 16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train & 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride
1993 On this day in history 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 On May - 08 ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama
1994 On this day in history josé Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica
1994 President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people on May - 08.
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 On May - 08 south Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution
1997 Tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village on this day in history.
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.