What Happened on May 8, 1926

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • A Philip Randolph organizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
  • Fire breaks out in Fenway Park, home of Boston Red Socks baseball team

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

David Attenborough, Naturalist, TV producer and host (BBC "Life" Series), born in London, England

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • Don Rickles, comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), born in Queens, New York
  • Erico Menczer, Fiume Italy, cinematographer (Chosen, Miranda)
  • Ronald Waterhouse, British high court judge (d.2011)