On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1937

Historical Events

  • 63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Gaviria Díaz, Colombian politician
  • Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Labia Majora)
  • Dennis DeConcini, (Sen-D-AZ, 1977- )
  • Michael Simmons, Air Marshal (British Ministry of Defense)
  • Mike Cuellar, Cuban baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1967, 70, 71, 74); World Series 1964, 70; AL Cy Young Award 1969; Baltimore Orioles), born in Santa Clara, Cuba (d. 2010)
  • Thomas Pynchon, American novelist (V, Gravity's Rainbow), born in Glen Cove, New York
1937 Highlights

About May 8, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus