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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

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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  On May - 08 gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident  

1984  France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1985  France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on May - 08.  

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  Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair) on May - 08.  

1987  Pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off on this day in history.  

1988  On May - 08 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  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 May - 08.  

1989  US space shuttle STS-30 lands on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies  

1991  CIA director William H Webster resigns on May - 08.  

1991  Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84 on May - 08.  

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

1994  José Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

1995  Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63 on May - 08.  

1996  On this day in history south Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on May - 08.  

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

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 May - 08.  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

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  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

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

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

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