What Happened on May 8, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • (Cathryn) "Toni" Tennille, American singer-songwriter, keyboardist (Captain & Tennille - "Love Will Keep Us Together") and female Beach Boy, born in Montgomery, Alabama

Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson (1940-1985)

American pop-rock star ("Hello Mary Lou"; "It's Late"; "Garden Party") and actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Teaneck, New Jersey

  • Irwin Cotler, Canadian politician (Attorney General of Canada 2003-6), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • James Blyth, Baron Blyth of Rowington, British businessman (CEO of Boots)

Peter BenchleyPeter Benchley (1940-2006)

American novelist (Jaws, The Deep), born in NYC, New York

Born in 1940
1940 Highlights

About May 8, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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