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, American beat poet (Turtle Island - Pulitzer Prize, 1975; Rip Rap and Cold Mountain Poems), born in San Francisco, California
  • Heather Harper, Northern Irish operatic soprano (Britten's War Requiem), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • (Ivar) Henning Mankell, Swedish pianist and composer, dies at 61
1930 Highlights

About May 8, 1930

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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