On This Day

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
  • John Johnson, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)

Person of interestOmar Camporese

Omar Camporese, Italian tennis star, born in Bologna, Italy

Tennis Player Omar Camporese
Tennis Player
Omar Camporese

1968 Highlights

About May 8, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus