What Happened on May 8, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs mgr Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, technically becoming baseball's 1st African American manager

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Indians holding SD hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender

Famous Birthdays

  • Hiromu Arakawa, Japanese artist
  • Wolf Wigo, Abington Penn, water polo driver (Olympics-96)

Famous Deaths

  • Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player (Brooklyn Bridegrooms and Baltimore Orioles), dies at 100