What Happened on May 8, 1994

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Rise & Fall of Little Voice" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 9 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes
  • Colorado Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) 1st game
  • Erling Kagge becomes the first person to complete the Three Poles Challenge.
  • Ernesto Perez Balladares elected president of Panama
  • Jose Maria Figueres becomes president of Costa Rica

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Laura Davies wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

Famous Deaths

  • Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88
  • George Peppard, actor (Breakfast at Tiffanys, A-Team), dies at 65
  • Rupert Haselden, journalist/screenwriter, dies at 36
  • Steven Keats, actor (Death Wish), dies of apparent suicide at 48