Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Friday, 30 January 2015
1980 World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated on May - 08.
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 On May - 08 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 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 May - 08 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 May - 08.
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 François Mitterrand elected President of France on May - 08.
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 On May - 08 paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & "Ferry Cross the Mersey"
1989 On May - 08 uS space shuttle STS-30 lands
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 On May - 08 jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84
1992 Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80 on May - 08.
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 May - 08 lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1993 Kees Deenik, singer/conductor on May - 08.
1994 On this day in history 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes
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 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 this day in history.
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 May - 08.
1997 Tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village on this day in history.
2007 On May - 08 devolved government is restored to Northern Ireland, with Ian Paisley as First Minister and Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister.