On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1920

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Maurice Cranston, political scientist
  • 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)