On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday

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, baseball player
  • Thomas Pynchon, American novelist (V, Gravity's Rainbow), born in Glen Cove, New York