Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Thursday, 30 June 2016
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 On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
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 this day in history 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 On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1985 Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74 on this day in history.
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 May - 08 françois Mitterrand elected President of France
1988 On May - 08 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 Paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey" on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history uS space shuttle STS-30 lands
1990 On May - 08 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 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 this day in history.
1993 On this day in history kees Deenik, singer/conductor
1994 On this day in history 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes
1994 Ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama on May - 08.
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 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88 on May - 08.
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 May - 08.