On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1936

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • James R. Thompson, American politician (longest serving Governor of Illinois, 1977-91), born in Chicago Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Neville Purvis, British vice admiral (Chief of Fleet Support)

Famous Deaths

  • Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies at 55
1936 Highlights

About May 8, 1936

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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