On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1944

Historical Events

  • 33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Legend [Fifield], British musician and rock drummer (T. Rex), born in Barking, Essex
  • Dorothy Combs (Morrison), American gospel, session and touring singer (Edwin Hawkins Singers - "Oh Happy Day"; The Combs Sisters; Blues Broads), born in Longview, Texas
  • Gary Glitter [Paul Gadd], England, rocker (Rock & Roll Part II)
1944 Highlights

About May 8, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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