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Events of May 8th:

May 8th is the 128th day of the year (129th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 237 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about May 8th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 8th:

1821 William Henry Vanderbilt I (businessman)

1884 Harry S. Truman (33rd US President)

Harry Truman

1926 Sir David Attenborough (broadcaster, naturalist)

David Attenborough

1932 Sonny Liston (boxer)

1935 Jack Charlton (soccer player and manager)

1940 Ricky Nelson (singer)

1944 Gary Glitter (singer, musician)

1944 Bill Legend (drummer T-Rex)

1953 Alex Van Halen (drummer - Van Halen)

1963 Terry Christian (broadcaster)

1970 Naomi Klein (author, activist)

1975 Enrique Iglesias (singer)

1976 Martha Wainwright (singer)

May 8th in History:

1886 Dr John Pemberton begins selling Coca-Cola as a patent medicine.

1898 Soccer: First games of the Italian football league system are played.


1912 Paramount Pictures is founded.

1945 V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day) marking the end of the Second Word War in the Europe. Celebrated in Russia and other former Soviet states, on the following day.

1984 USSR announces it will boycott the Los Angeles Olympics.

1984 Thames Barrier officially opened in London.

May 8th is also:

V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day) marking the end of the Second Word War in the Europe. Celebrated in Russia and other former Soviet states, on the following day.

Liberation Day (Norway)

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

Feast of Saint Stanislaus (Catholicism, Poland)

Saint Stanislaus


People born on May 8th are Taurus


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