On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1925

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Hassan Mwinyi, president of Tanzania (1985- )
  • 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)