On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1930

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex L. Shigo, Duquesne Pennsylvania, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist known for his study of tree decay and contributions to modern arboricultural practices
  • Doug Atkins, NFL hall of famer (Browns, Bears, Saints), born in Humbolt Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • Gary Snyder, [Japhy Ryder], beat poet (Rip Rap & Cold Mountain Poems)
  • Heather Harper, soprano

Famous Deaths

  • Lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61