On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1941

Historical Events

  • German Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean

Famous Birthdays

  • James A Traficant Jr, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1985-2002), born in Youngstown, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • Jim Mitchum, actor (Blackout, Invincible 6), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • John Fred [Gourrier], American performer (Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Mahmoud Ahmed, Ethiopian singer, born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [some sources cite May 18]

Famous Deaths

  • Heinrich Zöllner, German composer, dies at 86
1941 Highlights

About May 8, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus