On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport, Texas
  • Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington

Famous Birthdays

  • Akira Taue, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Bill de Blasio, American politician and NYC Mayor (2013-), born in Manhattan, New York
  • David Winning, Canadian film director
  • Riaz Poonawalla, cricketer (Indian 12th man/UAE bat 1994 ICC Trophy)