On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1929

Historical Events

  • Jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway

Sports History

NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0 at the Polo Grounds, NYC

Contract of Interest

Soviet government contract Albert Kahn Associates architectural firm to design the USSR's 1st tractor plant


Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Castonguay, Quebec politician
  • Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (Katsumi-Sayonara, Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in Otaru, Japan (d. 2007)
  • V N M Korte-van Hemel, Dutch Secretary of Justice (CDA)
1929 Highlights

About May 8, 1929

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus