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 Sox baseball team

Famous Birthdays

David Attenborough (97 years old)

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

  • Don Rickles, American comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • Erico Menczer, Italian cinematographer (Chosen, Miranda), born in Fiume, Italy (d. 2012)
  • Ronald Waterhouse, British high court judge (d. 2011)
Born in 1926

About May 8, 1926

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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