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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Thursday, 31 July 2014

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 this day in history.  

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

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  Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC  

1988  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84  

1992  On this day in history 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 this day in history lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title  

1993  Kees Deenik, singer/conductor on this day in history.  

1994  500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes on this day in history.  

1994  Ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history south Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution  

1997  On this day in history 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.  

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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  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

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

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies