On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1969

Historical Events

  • Cambodia recognizes the German Democratic Republic (East Germany)

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Sacra Ritum Congregation

Pope Paul VI
Paul VI

Famous Birthdays

  • Akebono Taro, sumo wrestler
  • 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? 52 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus