On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Cathryn "Toni" Tennille, American singer-songwriter, keyboardist (Captain & Tennille) and female Beach Boy, born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Irwin Cotler, Canadian politician
  • James Blyth, CEO (Boots)

Person of interestPeter Benchley

Peter Benchley, American novelist (Jaws, The Deep), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • Ricky Nelson, NJ, rock star (Hello Mary Lou, It's Late, Garden Party)