On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1930

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, Northern Irish operatic soprano (Britten's War Requiem), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61
1930 Highlights

About May 8, 1930

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus