On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship. 200 drown just yards from shore

Famous Birthdays

  • Ronnie Lott, Albuquerque, NM, NFL defensive back (SF 49er)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Raquel Welch (18) weds high school sweetheart James Welch

Actress Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch

Famous Deaths

  • Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55