What Happened on May 8, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Jim (Catfish) Hunter of Oakland pitches perfect game vs Twins (4-0)
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Lighty, music executive and manager (Violator), born in The Bronx New York (d. 2012)
  • Franklin Langham, Nike golfer (1993 Permian Basin Open), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Johan Pehrson, Swedish politician
  • John Johnson, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Omar Camporese, Italian tennis star, born in Bologna, Italy

Tennis Player Omar Camporese
Tennis Player
Omar Camporese