Historical Events In May - 08
Sunday, 27 September 2020
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 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident on May - 08.
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 On May - 08 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 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on May - 08.
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 Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair) on May - 08.
1987 On this day in history pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off
1988 On this day in history 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 On May - 08 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 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 16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train & 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride on May - 08.
1993 On May - 08 lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1993 On this day in history kees Deenik, singer/conductor
1994 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes on May - 08.
1994 On May - 08 ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panama
1994 On May - 08 josé Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica
1994 President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people on May - 08.
1994 On this day in history cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88
1995 On May - 08 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 May - 08.
2007 Devolved government is restored to Northern Ireland, with Ian Paisley as First Minister and Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister on this day in history.