On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Jockey Ralph Neves unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall. His wife faints when he returned to track

Famous Birthdays

  • Neville Purvis, British vice admiral (Chief of Fleet Support)

Famous Deaths

  • Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies at 55