Historical Events For May - 08
Friday, 24 February 2017
1980 World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated on May - 08.
1981 Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies on May - 08.
1982 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident on this day in history.
1984 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on May - 08.
1984 On May - 08 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 On May - 08 uSSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics
1985 20th Academy of Country Music Awards Alabama & Judds win on May - 08.
1985 On May - 08 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1985 Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74 on May - 08.
1985 On May - 08 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win
1987 On May - 08 gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)
1987 On May - 08 pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off
1988 On this day in history françois Mitterrand elected President of France
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 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 this day in history tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies
1991 On May - 08 cIA director William H Webster resigns
1991 On May - 08 jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84
1992 Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80 on this day in history.
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 Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
1993 On May - 08 kees Deenik, singer/conductor
1994 On May - 08 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes
1994 On this day in history ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama
1994 On this day in history josé Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica
1994 On this day in history 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 On this day in history carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63
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 this day in history.
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.