What Happened on May 8, 1968

Historical Events

  • Jim (Catfish) Hunter of Oakland pitches perfect game vs Twins (4-0)
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Lighty, music executive and manager (Violator), born in The Bronx New York (d. 2012)
  • Johan Pehrson, Swedish politician (leader of Liberals Party)

Omar CamporeseOmar Camporese (54 years old)

Italian tennis player (2 x WTA singles, 5 x doubles titles; world #18 1992), born in Bologna, Italy


1968 Highlights

About May 8, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
  • UK #1 Song: What A Wonderful World/Cabaret - Louis Armstrong