On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1891

Famous Birthdays

  • Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+

Famous Deaths

  • Helena Blavatsky, Russian occultist, philosopher, and author (co-founded Theosophical Society), dies at 59
1891 Highlights

About May 8, 1891

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 130 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus