On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1950

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek

Famous Deaths

  • Franklin Dyall, British actor (Easy Virtue, Atlantic), dies at 80
  • Vital Brazil, Brazilian physician (b. 1865)
1950 Highlights

About May 8, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus