On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Mamoru Oshii, Japanese film director
  • Martin Brest, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mohamed Morsi, Egyptian politician, President of Egypt (2012-13), leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, born in El Adwah, Egypt (d. 2019)
  • Phil Carlson, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1979)
  • Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)