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, American actor (Blackout; Invincible 6), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • John Fred [Gourrier], American pop singer (John Fred and His Playboy Band - "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]
  • Maurice Lindsay, British sports administrator (chairman Preston North End FC, Wigan Warriors RLFC; CEO RFL 1992-99), born in Horwich, England (d. 2022)

Famous Deaths

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

About May 8, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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