On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1920

Historical Events

  • 46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins by a head from Upset in 2:09

Famous Birthdays

  • Maurice Cranston, English philosopher and political scientist (John Locke biographies), born in Harringay, England (d. 1993)
  • Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles, born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Sloan Wilson, novelist (Man in the Gray Flannal, born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Tom of Finland [Touko Laaksonen], Finnish fetish artist, born in Helsinki (d. 1991)
1920 Highlights

About May 8, 1920

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus