On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1948

Famous Birthdays

  • Don "Red" Young, American session, touring keyboard and piano player, band leader, and jazz Hammond B3 organist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • John Reid, British politician (L), born in Bellshill, Scotland
  • Maurizio Nichetti, actor (Icicle Thief, Volcano)
  • Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer (Degrassi)

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Holy, Czech composer and harpist, dies at 81
  • U Saw, Burmese politician (b. 1900)
1948 Highlights

About May 8, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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