On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1926

Historical Events

  • A Philip Randolph organizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
  • Fire breaks out in Fenway Park, home of Boston Red Socks baseball team

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDavid Attenborough

David Attenborough, English naturalist, TV producer and host (BBC "Life" and "Our Planet" series), born in London, England

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • Don Rickles, comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • Erico Menczer, Fiume Italy, cinematographer (Chosen, Miranda)
  • Ronald Waterhouse, British high court judge (d.2011)
1926 Highlights

About May 8, 1926

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus