On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1937

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • World's largest flower blooms in NY Botanical Garden, 12' calla lily

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce McCandless II, American aviator, electrical engineer and astronaut who made the 1st untethered space walk (STS 41B, STS-31), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • Norma Shaw, English lawn bowler, born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire (d. 2009)