What Happened on May 8, 1942

Historical Events

  • 1st twilight game in 24 years, the Dodgers top Giants 7-6 raising $60,000 for Navy Relief Fund
  • Aircraft carrier USS Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack in Coral Sea
  • German summer offensive opens in Crimea
1942 History

Famous Birthdays

  • (Euclid) Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood, American rock saxophonist and vocalist (Mothers Of Invention), born in Arkansas City, Kansas (d. 2011)
  • Benoît Dauga, French rugby union lock, #8 (63 caps; Stade Montois), born in Montgaillard, Landes, France (d. 2022)
  • Norman Lamont, British politician, (Chancellor of Exchequer), born in Lerwick, Shetland
  • Robin Hobbs, English cricket spin bowler (7 Tests, 12 wickets; Essex CCC, Glamorgan CCC), born in Chippenham, England
  • Terry Neill, Northern Irish soccer defender (59 caps; Arsenal, Hull City FC) and manager (Hull City FC, Tottenham, Arsenal), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2022)
Born in 1942

About May 8, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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