On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1925

Historical Events

  • 50th Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59
  • French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Hassan Mwinyi, 2nd President of Tanzania (1985-1995) and the 3rd President of Zanzibar (1984-85), born in Kivure, Pwani Region, British Tanganyika
  • Bettina Graziani [Simone Bodin] French model, one of the first supermodels, born in Normandy, France (d. 2015)
  • Charles Jauncey, Baron Jauncey of Tullichettle, Scottish judge and advocate, born in Edinburgh (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Frank L. Gillespie, American founder of Supreme Life Insurance Company, dies at 48
1925 Highlights

About May 8, 1925

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus