On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1911

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestRobert Johnson

Robert Johnson, American blues singer-songwriter, and guitarist (King of Delta Blues Singers), born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi (d. 1938)

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson
Singer and guitarist
Robert Johnson
  • Wilhelm F de Gaay Fortman, Dutch lawyer/foreign minister
1911 Highlights

About May 8, 1911

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus