What Happened on May 8, 1969

Historical Events

  • Cambodia recognizes the German Democratic Republic (East Germany)

Historic Publication

Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Sacra Ritum Congregation

Famous Birthdays

  • Akebono Taro, American born Japanese sumo wrestler (1st non Japanese to reach rank of Yokozuna), born in Waimānalo, Hawaii
  • Brad Culpepper, NFL defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Duane Forde, CFL fullback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Swift Burch, CFL defensive end (Montreal Alouettes)

Famous Deaths

  • Remington Kellogg, American naturalist and director (U.S. National Museum), dies at 76
1969 Highlights

About May 8, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - The 5th Dimension
  • UK #1 Song: Get Back - The Beatles with Billy Preston