What Happened on May 8, 1947

Historical Events

Baseball History

A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon

Witold Pilecki Arrested

Polish resistance fighter Witold Pilecki, who had volunteered to be imprisoned in Auschwitz to gain information about the Holocaust, is arrested by Polish communist police

Famous Birthdays

  • Felicity Lott, British lyric and operatic soprano (We Come To The River), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • H. Robert Horvitz, American biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2002 for"genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Phil Sawyer, English rocker (Spencer Davis Group), born in London, England
Born in 1947

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Gordon Selfridge, American-born department store founder (b. 1858)

About May 8, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus