What Happened on May 8, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

Famous Birthdays

  • Felicity Lott, English soprano (We come to the river)
  • H. Robert Horvitz, Nobel laureate
  • Phil Sawyer, rocker (Spencer Davis Group)

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Gordon Selfridge, American-born department store founder (b. 1858)