Historical Events In May - 05
Sunday, 17 February 2019
1983 On May - 05 john Williams, actor (Family Affair, Dial M for Murder), dies at 80
1985 The first husband and wife team to win a major marathon, Ken and Lisa Maratin, won over $50,000 for their first-place finishes in the Pittsburgh Marathon on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history jon William Haussermann Jr, composer, dies at 76
1987 On May - 05 congress begins Iran-Contra hearings
1987 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.
1988 A live broadcast from the top of Mt Everest is made for the first time, by Japanese TV on May - 05.
1988 Eugene Antonio Marino became the first black Roman Catholic Bishop in the United States on this day in history.
1988 George Rose, actor (Devil's Disciple, Hideaways), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY
1989 Frank Easton, cricket wicketkeeper (NSW 1933-39), dies on this day in history.
1990 On May - 05 paul Hogan & Linda Koslowski wed in Byron Bay, Eastern Australia
1991 William De Acutis, dies at 33 on May - 05.
1992 On May - 05 country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection
1992 Ben Frommer, dies at 78 on May - 05.
1993 Balak Brahmachari, [Marxist Godman], Indies guru, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1994 On May - 05 labour beats Conservatives in British local elections
1994 North-Yemen air force bombs Aden South Yemen on this day in history.
1994 On May - 05 hein Salomonson, architect, dies at about 83
1995 Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics) on May - 05.
1995 On this day in history official CN opening ceremony for a new tunnel between Sarnia, Ont and Port Huron, MI. The tunnel can handle full height double stack container cars.
1995 Anthony Wagner, genealogist, dies at 86 on this day in history.
1996 On May - 05 renette Cruz, Vancouver British Columbia, wins Miss Canadian Universe
1996 Ai Qing, poet, dies at 86 on this day in history.
1997 "Married With Children" final episode on Fox TV on May - 05.
1997 Iridium-1 Delta 2 Launch, Successful on May - 05.
2005 On May - 05 the United Kingdom votes in the 205 general election. The Labour Party is re-elected with a substantially reduced majority.
2005 Two homemade bombs explode outside the British consulate in New York, USA.2006 NASA astronomers announce the discovery of a storm system in the Jovian atmosphere, dubbed the Red Spot Junior on this day in history.
2006 Fiat chairman Sergio marionne announces that the Alfa Romeo automobile brand will return to the United States in 2008, after a 13-year hiatus on May - 05.
2006 NASA astronomers announce the discovery of a storm system in the Jovian atmosphere, dubbed the Red Spot Junior on May - 05.
2007 Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 crashes in Cameroon on May - 05.
2012 On May - 05 17 people are killed and 47 missing after a flash flood in Nepal
2013 10 people are killed in a church attack in Njilan, Nigeria on May - 05.
2014 On May - 05 china announces it will upgrade Ethiopia's infrastructure in an effort to improve a China-Africa strategic partnership
2014 On May - 05 the World Health Organization identifies the spread of poliomyelitis in at least 10 countries as a major worldwide health emergency.