On This Day

Famous Birthdays on May 8 (Part 2)

  • 1964 Dave Rowntree, British drummer (Blur - "Country House"; Coffee &TV"), and politician, born in Colchester, Essex, England
  • 1966 Claudio Taffarel, Brazilian footballer and coach, born in Santa Rosa, Brazil
  • 1966 Marta Sánchez, Spanish singer (De Mujer a Mujer), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1967 James Hurt, American jazz pianist, and composer (Dark Grooves – Mystical Rhythms), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1968 John Johnson, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1968 Johan Pehrson, Swedish politician
  • 1968 Chris Lighty, music executive and manager (Violator), born in The Bronx New York (d. 2012)
  • 1969 Brad Culpepper, NFL defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1969 Akebono Taro, sumo wrestler
  • 1970 Marco Heering, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1970 Michael Bevan, cricketer (dashing NSW & Australian lefty batsman)
  • 1971 Reggie Jones, American NFL football wide receiver, 1995-2001 (KC Chiefs, and two other teams), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1971 Chris Wolf, American actor and musician (Guys Next Door - "I've Been Waiting for You")
  • 1971 Stephen Ingram, American NFL tackle/guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 1995; Jacksonville Jaguars, 1999), born in Cheverly, Maryland
  • 1972 Chris Sanders, NFL wide receiver (Tennessee/Houston Oilers)
  • 1973 Hiromu Arakawa, Japanese artist
  • 1974 Calvin Branch, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974 Colin Daynes, 68 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympic-96), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1974 Korey Stringer, American NFL football tackle, 1995-2000 (Minnesota Vikings), born in Warren, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1974 Jon Tickle, English entertainer

Enrique Iglesias

1975 Enrique Iglesias, Spanish singer-songwriter and King of Latin Pop ("Bailamos"; "Hero"), born in Madrid, Spain

  • 1975 Jussi Markkanen, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1975 Gastón Mazzacane, Argentine racing driver
  • 1976 Oleg Tverdovsky, Donetsk Ukr, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1976 Martha Wainwright, Canadian-American musician and songwriter, born in Montréal, Quebec
  • 1976 Ian "H" Watkins, Welsh pop singer (Steps - "Heartbeat"; "Stomp"), actor, and television personality, born in Llwynypia, Wales
  • 1977 Joe Bonnamassa, American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Dust Bowl"; "Redemption"), born in New Hartford, New York
  • 1978 Sandra Kleinova, tennis star (1995 Futures-Turku-FIN), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1978 Lúcio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1978 Jang Woo Hyuk, Korean singer, rapper, and dancer (HOT; JTL), and actor, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1978 Matthew Davis, American actor
  • 1978 Josie Maran, American model, born in Menlo Park, California
  • 1980 Michelle McManus, Scottish pop singer ("All This Time"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1980 Benny Yau, Canadian entertainer
  • 1981 Andrea Barzagli, Italian footballer
  • 1981 Björn Dixgård, Swedish rock guitarist and singer (Mando Daio), born in Falun, Sweden
  • 1981 Yasuko Tajima, Japanese swimmer
  • 1981 John Maine, American baseball player
  • 1981 Stephen Amell, Canadian actor (Arrow), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1982 Adrian Gonzalez, American baseball player
  • 1983 Matt Willis, British pop singer, bassist (Busted), and television personality. born in Tooting, London, England
  • 1984 Nadine Chandrawinata, 2006 Miss Universe Pageant (Indonesia)
  • 1985 Mashio Miyazaki, Japanese actress
  • 1986 Marvell Wynne, American soccer player
  • 1987 Felix Jones, American football player
  • 1996 6ix9ine [Daniel Hernandez], American rapper and songwriter ("Trollz"), born in Brooklyn, New York (born May 8, 1996)
  • 1997 [Xiaoyu] Bruce Liu, Chinese-Canadian classical pianist (International Chopin Piano Competition, 2021), born in Paris, France